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Newborn baby shot dead in car park gun attack

Marcus Thomas Jr was killed (Picture: GoFundMe)
Marcus Thomas Jr was killed (Picture: GoFundMe)

Three-week-old Marcus Thomas Jr died after he was struck by a bullet in the car park of an apartment building in Las Vegas, US, on Saturday.

A gunman opened fire on a car with  little Marcus and his family sitting inside. 

A 19-year-old woman and two children aged four and two escaped uninjured, however a 22-year-old man who was also in the car was shot win the incident

The vehicle was blasted multiple times.

Emergency services rushed to the scene after the driver of the car crashed in an attempt to flee the gunfire.

Baby Marcus was pronounced dead at the scene and the man was taken to hospital in a stable condition .

There’s currently no information on the suspects, who had fled the scene.

Cops say the shooters and victims knew each other and the incident was not a random act of violence.

Ava Loftis, the child’s cousin, told News 3 Las Vegas: “His dad was taking him [baby Marcus] out of the car seat when these cowards came and shot the car up.

“It’s tearing me up. I can’t even sleep because I keep seeing this innocent itty bitty baby that couldn’t do nothing to nobody and he’s dead for no reason

“I don’t know who would do this. Turn yourselves in. You just killed an innocent newborn baby. He didn’t even get to see two months of his life.”