GARY, Ind. (CBS) Police in Gary, Ind., are searching for a carjacker who shot and killed a baby boy and injuring his mother, and the city's mayor says "there will be no rest, peace or tranquility" until the suspect is caught.
As of 11 a.m., police said they were questioning someone, but have no charges in the case, reported CBS station WBBM-TV in Chicago. Police also said a shooting in a carjacking is very rare in Gary.
The boy, 13-month-old Josiah Shaw, was pronounced dead around 10 p.m. at the Methodist Hospitals in Gary. Police say he was shot in the face.
His mother, Kwana Shaw, 28, was also at the hospital in an unknown condition Tuesday morning.
It all began at 7:40 p.m. Monday, when his mother Kwana Shaw called 911 to report an apparent carjacking. She told dispatchers a man forced his way into her sport-utility vehicle near 21st place and Virginia Street in Gary.
She also said a man drove off with Josiah still inside the vehicle.
Police found the red Ford Explorer about two hours later with the child inside. Like his mother, Josiah had been injured by the suspected gunman.
Someone also witnessed a man running out of the SUV. The Gary SWAT team and a K-9 unit arrived on scene but could not find the man. The SWAT team then was dispatched elsewhere.
City officials are furious about the case.
"In Gary, Indiana, we're not going to allow anyone to kill a baby and just walk away, no matter where they live, if it's in Gary or outside the community," said Gary Mayor Rudy Clay, "and I talked to the police chief and I told him there will be no rest, peace or tranquility until we catch the person that did this."
Gary police Cmdr. Samuel Roberts Jr. added: "Citizens of Gary and the community of Gary are made up of a lot of God-fearing people with sensitivity that wouldn't allow that. But this individual evidently is different, and we hope to bring him to justice."
Roberts said Kwana Shaw was in critical condition at last check and had to go into surgery, but he would not confirm the hospital where she was being treated. Police hope to speak with her on Wednesday.
Roberts also said Gary police arrested a 33-year-old man on a traffic warrant, and information they have received has led them to question him in connection to the carjacking, but no charges have been filed in the case.
Police are asking anyone with information to come forward.
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