1-year-old injured in Richmond drive-by shooting

Someone fired shots at a car in Richmond, leaving a 14-month-old injured with a graze wound to her stomach.

The shooting happened on the 3000 block of Shane Drive at about 5 p.m. Thursday. The girl was in her car seat with her family near their parked car when someone in a passing car opened fire, said Richmond police Lt. Matt Stonebraker.

The driver took the child to Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in  Richmond. 

Police say the child is being treated for a "through and through" bullet wound.

Officers say the child is expected to survive.

Police do not have any information about a suspect at this time.

A motive isn't known, Stonebraker said.

"There's no evidence that leads to any type of road-rage incident," he said. "It does appear that this is an isolated incident."

Mayor Tom Butt said, "It's very sad. It's very disturbing for something like this to go on in my city. I wish there was more I could do about it.

The Rev. Andre Shumake, a longtime Richmond community leader said, "My hearts and prayers go out to the family."

Shumake said more needs to be done to ensure that children are safe, "and that families don't have to worry about sitting out in front of their house or walking in their communities with fear of being a victim of violence."