A 7-month-old girl was shot and killed in a drive-by shooting in west Toledo on Wednesday, according to police.
The incident happened near the intersection of Hillcrest Avenue and Jackman Road.
Officers told reporters that 7-month-old Desire Hughes was in a vehicle driven by her father, Jeremiah Hughes, when the occupants of an unidentified vehicle started firing at their vehicle.
Jeremiah Hughes, who was grazed by a bullet, has been released from the hospital.
Desire Hughes was taken to the hospital with at least one gunshot wound. She died as a result of her injuries, according to police.
The results of an autopsy were released Thursday by the Lucas County Coroner, revealing that the infant had been shot in the chest. The death was ruled a homicide by Lucas County Deputy Coroner Thomas Blomquist.
Police are turning to the public for assistance in locating those responsible. Residents in the area are being asked to review any home security footage they may have and to report anything suspicious they may have seen before, during, or after the shooting.
If you have any information, please contact Crime Stoppers at 419-255-1111. You could be eligible for a $5,000 reward.