HOUSTON – Police continue the search for three suspects, linked to a shooting that left a 10-month-old baby boy dead on Wednesday afternoon. 

Police said the child’s father was out for a walk with his son when three black males walked up to them and one of them opened fire. 

Witnesses said the 10-month-old’s father ran to the Valero gas station screaming for help with the baby in his arms.

“I went to put gas in my car and later I saw a guy coming around with a little baby and he said, ‘Somebody shot my baby,’ and I am close to him and I’m in shock and when I saw the baby, I just start screaming, ‘Oh my God, oh my God,'” said a witness on the scene.

The shooting happened outside the Nob Hill Apartments in the 5400 block of Braesvalley Drive. Officers are currently looking for the three suspects. 

The family tells KHOU 11 News, that little boy, named Messiah, was just learning to walk.

“I call them some punks,” Jwana Wilson, the child’s grandmother. “Anytime somebody wants to kill, shoot at somebody with a child, you a punk.”

Officers said the shooter is a black male in his 20’s and was wearing a white T-shirt at the time.

Police do not have a motive at this time. They said they are unsure if the father was a target in the shooting or if it was random.

Houston Police are asking anyone with information to contact the Homicide Division at the Houston Police Department or call Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS (8477).

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