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4-year-old killed, 4 family members injured in targeted shooting in San Antonio, Texas: Sheriff

Thirty cartridges were found at the scene, authorities said.

A 4-year-old girl was killed and four members of her family injured after two gunmen fired a barrage of bullets into a Texas residence in a targeted shooting, authorities said Thursday.

The shooting occurred Wednesday evening at a San Antonio residence and was captured on neighbors’ surveillance cameras, authorities said.

A man and woman in their 20s and their three children were shot at the residence, according to Bexar County Sheriff Javier Salazar. All five victims were transported in critical condition to San Antonio Military Medical Center. The 4-year-old girl has since died from her injuries, Salazar said during a press briefing Thursday.

The other victims, including children aged 7 and 8, are currently in stable condition, Salazar said.

The shooting happened around 7:40 p.m. CT at a townhouse in the 6700 block of Windsor Hollow Drive.

In surveillance footage released by the sheriff’s office, two armed men are seen pulling up alongside the residence in a vehicle believed to be an Infiniti, Salazar said. They then run toward the house and fire weapons similar to a Draco — a “small AK-47-type weapon” that fires a “devastating bullet,” Salazar said — before fleeing in the vehicle. Both wear ski masks.

Thirty rounds of ammunition were recovered at the scene, Salazar said.

“This was not a drive-by shooting where they were shooting from the street,” Salazar said. “They wanted to get out and get close and they wanted to dump enough lead into that house to make sure they inflicted maximum damage. To make sure they killed someone.”

One adult was “miraculously” unhurt in the shooting, Salazar said. A second unit attached to the townhouse was not fired upon, he said.

“I have no doubt that they were preying on the people in that house, for whatever reason,” Salazar said.

Salazar said there are persons of interest they are investigating in the shooting, although he was unable to provide additional details.

“We are almost certain we are on their trail,” he said.

Salazar said they plan to file capital murder charges in the shooting.

Authorities do not believe there is an imminent threat to the population, he said Wednesday evening.

The Sheriff’s Office Organized Crime Unit and Criminal Investigation Division are investigating.

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