3-year-old girl killed in Puerto Rico shooting

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) " Police say unidentified people with guns have shot at a vehicle headed to a church service in Puerto Rico and killed a 3-year-old girl inside.

Police spokeswoman Maria del Pilar Bon says Nayelis Sofia Manso died shortly after being taken by paramedics to a hospital following the Saturday night attack. She received three wounds " two of them in her head " as she traveled in the vehicle with her mother and step-father in Parcelas Vieques about 25 miles (40 km) east of San Juan.

Step-father Frankie Osorio was driving the car. The 26-year-old suffered gunshot wounds to his stomach and arms and was taken to a San Juan hospital. The child's mother was not wounded.

Authorities are investigating the motive for the attack.

This story has been automatically published from the Associated Press wire which uses US spellings

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