A 10-month-old Fresno girl was shot in the head on Sunday by a man who appeared angry that the baby's mother had rejected him, police said.
The baby, Fayth Percy, was hospitalized and operated on to remove the bullet fragments from her head, Fresno police chief Jerry Dyer told reporters. She is in a critical but stable condition.
The alleged gunfire took place in a house in Fresno. A man there tried to grab his mother's hand, but she refused his advances, police said.
The mother later left the house with the baby, another male friend, police said. As they drove away, suspect Marco Antonio Echartea, 23, started shooting the car, police said.
] "At some point, when he came near, he pulled out a gun and fired three rounds at the driver's window side window, which was up," Dyer said. "One of these rounds hit Baby Fayth by the side of the head when she was arrested by her mother."
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The police found the suspect near the house and arrested him on suspicion of three assassinations, the Fresno Bee reported. He was also wanted for another shoot in May. It was not immediately clear if he had a lawyer. No further details on the condition of the baby were published.
Associated Press has contributed to this report.