US: Toddler killed in taking pictures alongside Louisiana highway

Baton Rouge (US), September 6

A toddler was fatally shot whereas using in a automobile alongside a Louisiana highway late Friday in a taking pictures that was condemned by the town’s mayor.

Ibrie Combs, 3, was recognized on Saturday because the baby who was killed, Baton Rouge Police Sgt. L’Jean McKneely Jr. mentioned in a information launch.

Detectives imagine a passing automobile opened fireplace on the automobile Combs was using in, and the kid was struck. Combs was pronounced lifeless on the scene.

The driver of the automobile crashed throughout the taking pictures and was taken to a hospital with accidents, McKneely mentioned. A photograph from WAFB-TV appeared to point out a automobile overturned on the scene.

An outline of the passing automobile wasn’t instantly out there. No suspects or arrests had been introduced within the Saturday morning launch.

Baton Rouge Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome denounced the deadly taking pictures on Twitter.

“What happened tonight is absolutely unacceptable and my heart is heavy,” Broome tweeted Friday night time.

“The community has to honour this child’s life. If you know who did this, please contact the authorities immediately.”    

The title of the injured driver as not launched. Police mentioned the taking pictures remained below investigation. — AP

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