Shots fired at car on highway hit, kill child days shy of 4th birthday

Child shot in head

SAN ANTONIO – UPDATE: SAPD detectives are searching for for a gold or beige 4 door 2000 model Honda Civic in connection to the capital murder.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (210) 224-STOP.

A 3-year-old who was days away from his fourth birthday was killed Saturday night after being hit by gun fire. 


According to police, a family was driving down New Laredo Highway near Briggs Avenue on the South West Side when someone in a car pulled up beside them and fired a single shot.

Police said 3-year-old Renee Blancas was shot in the head. The family drove to Southwest general hospital but the baby was air-lifted to University Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Police are investigating who fired the shots and why. 


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