Two year old dies after he and his mother are shot

A two year old boy is dead after he and his mother were shot in San Pedro early Tuesday morning.

According to police reports, at around 1:45 a.m. Tuesday February 24, shots were fired in the San Pedrito area of San Pedro. 2-year-old Daniel Espat was shot twice to the head, while his mother, 33-year-old Aleyda Sandoval, was shot to the left elbow.

Aleyda Sandoval, Daniel Espat and her common-law- husband Rolando Espat were at home sleeping in their apartment room espat24.2.15iespat24.2.15dlocated on the lower flat of a two storey wooden structure, when they heard several loud bangs. Bullets entered the room and the baby was hit, as well as the mother.

They were both rushed to the San Pedro Poly Clinic, where Daniel Espat was pronounced dead at 2:25 a.m. Aleyda Sandoval was transported to K.H.M.H, in a stable condition and the body of Daniel Espat was transported to the morgue.

Police have since detained a 16-year-old male of San Pedrito area pending investigations.

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