A 15-month-old baby girl was shot and killed by a stray bullet while she was with her parents in their New Jersey apartment Saturday, authorities said.
The girl, Sania Cunningham, was in a bedroom with her parents and was bouncing on a bed when she was struck by a single bullet that passed through the wall, Essex County Acting Prosecutor Carolyn Murray said at a briefing Sunday.
Authorities are searching for three people who opened fire as they moved down Ellis Avenue in Irvington shortly after 4:30 p.m., Murray said. All three individuals wore hooded sweatshirts but apparently were not wearing masks, she said.
The little girl's parents had moved in with family on the block just two days ago, Murray said. They took the child to the hospital when they realized she had been hit but she did not survive.
The shooters' intended target was not known.
An award of up to $10,000 is being offered for credible information leading to significant advances in the case. Authorities are urging anyone with information to call their tip line at 877-847-7432.