OAKLAND, Calif. - Oakland police say a woman was shot and killed in front of a 3-year-old child.
Police say the 21-year-old woman was with the little boy when she was shot while standing outside a car shortly before 9 p.m. Wednesday night in North Oakland.
The woman died at the scene. The toddler was not harmed.
Police have not released the woman's name or said if the boy is related to her. Investigators say two people fled the scene in a black four-door car, possibly with rust on it. No suspects have been identified.
Chief Howard Jordan told KTVU-TV the shooting is "heartbreaking."
It was Oakland's 31st homicide of the year.