One-Year-Old Baby Hit by Stray Bullet in Bay Area Shooting

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Authorities are looking for the person who fired a bullet in Richmond, Calif. that ended up hitting a 1-year-old who was sitting inside a house on his grandmother's lap on Thursday.

Police believe it was a stray bullet that was fired during a shooting in the neighborhood. 

They are now looking for the individual who fired the shots. They believe the person fired at least four shots in the Iron Triangle neighborhood.

The child was inside of the home when the person started firing shots. One bullet went through the window of their home and hit the boy in the neck.

Miraculously, the baby survived the injury and was rushed to Children's Hospital in Oakland. He went under emergency surgery and is expected to recover, though doctors weren't sure he would make it. 

The boy's father, Rosshan Ali, said, "This shouldn't happen, my son didn't do nothing to nobody, I didn't do nothing to nobody. I go to work and come home you know. It's not my fault I live in a certain area."

He said that the baby was sitting on his grandmother's lap while his mother took a shower. 

"As far as I know my mom was inside watching him. Like I said, my fiancee came home from work. She was in the shower, and next thing you know, shots fired and my mom grabbed him and ran into the kitchen."

Police are offering a $25,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the man responsible for shooting the child. They said they do not know what the motive was for the shooting.

Police Chief Chris Magnus said, "You have a one-year-old child who was literally in the arms of the grandparents. They are feeding him and bullets come into the house."

"I am really angry about this. I am sickened, I am appalled. This is completely unacceptable and it is our highest priority to catch those who are involved."

Sources: Christian Post, The Stir