Jaquail Mansaw

An 8-month-old baby boy and his mother were victims of a drive-by shooting on Sunday night that left the child dead, according to Kansas City, Missouri police.

The baby, identified as Jaquail Mansaw, was taken to a hospital in critical condition, but died later from his injuries. The boy’s mother sustained minor injuries from the shooting.

Police have not identified the motive and have not confirmed if the assailants knew the mother and child.

On Sunday night around 10:30, police were called to the shooting which took place in the 2700 block of North Early. The mother and her son were, in the living watching television when shots were fired into their house.

It’s not clear how many shots but police say multiple rounds were fired off, shot into the home.

Before clearing the scene, investigators spent several hours combing the area around the house for evidence, including at least 22 shell casings.

“At this point we don’t have any suspect information. We don’t have a vehicle description that we can confirm at this point. so we’re asking the public for any assistance they can give us with solving this, said Sgt. Emmett Lockridge with the Kansas City, Kansas Police Department.

Police say the incident has been categorized as a homicide. An investigation continues.

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