SAN ANTONIO — An 8-month-old baby girl was fatally shot during a struggle over a gun by her parents Wednesday, police say.
It happened in the 2100 block of NE Loop 410 near Starcrest on the northeast side of town around 6:55 p.m.
Police say the baby's mother and father got into an argument about a gun that the father was carrying.
The baby has been identified as Rosalinda Martinez.
The baby's mother claimed the gun belonged to her and that she wanted it back. They struggled over the gun, authorities said, and at some point it accidentally discharged, hitting Rosalinda and her mother.
They were both rushed to Northeast Baptist Hospital by a family member, and eventually transferred to University Hospital. Authorities said Rosalinda at some point died from her injuries, while authorities said the following Monday the mother was out of the hospital.
The suspect fled the scene before the officers arrived, and wasn't found despite search efforts. As of April 17, no arrests have been made, according to police.
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