Boy hurt as gunshot breaks car window

May 04, 1992|By Bruce Reid and William B. Talbott | Bruce Reid and William B. Talbott,Staff Writers

A 2-year-old boy was cut by flying glass early today when he the car in which he was riding was hit by a gunshot, Baltimore police said.

The victim, David Rostad III of Gettysburg, Pa., was treated at Mercy Medical Center for a deep cut to his head. He was released at 2:45 a.m.

Police said the boy was riding in a child seat in the back of his father's car.

His father, David Rostad II, said he was traveling in the 1100 block of E. Fayette St. about 12:30 a.m. when he saw a flash of light coming from the area of Lafayette Court Apartments and heard a gunshot.

The bullet shattered the rear window, spraying the boy with glass, police said.

The father apparently stopped and called for help. The boy was taken to the hospital by ambulance.

Police had no suspects and no motive in the shooting, said spokesman Sam Ringgold.

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