Spring, TX- A 2-year-old boy was killed and his father was wounded when two suspects opened fire at their garage.
Police say the father, his friend, and the toddler were in an open garage outside when two suspects started shooting around 11:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Police say the father was shot multiple times and was taken to o the hospital in critical condition. The friend was shot in the leg and is in stable condition. The toddler was shot and pronounced dead at the scene.
The mother of the toddler was upstairs with her infant, but thought the shots were fireworks. Police say that when she went downstairs, one of the suspects demanded money from her at gunpoint.
The boy has been identified as 2-year-old Ivory West Jr.
Sheriff Ed Gonzalez was at the scene early Wednesday morning.
"A 2-year-old was brutally murdered for no apparent reason," said Gonzalez.
Gonzalez went on to say that Harris County has seen too much loss of life especially when it comes to children. He included Kamren Cassius Jones, Jazmine Barnes, Maleah Davis as examples.
"This is simply unacceptable," said Gonzalez. "As a community we can't accept it."