A three-week-old baby was killed in front of his brother and sister when a gunman opened fire on his parents’ car. Marcus Thomas Jr died when bullets tore through the parked vehicle in a “targeted” attack.

His dad Marcus Sr was hit four times but survived and two of the baby’s siblings who were also in the car were not hurt. The children’s terrified mum Lasharell Pope then tried to drive the family car to hospital but crashed a short way into the journey.

According to US media, detectives believe the killer and victims were known to each other to some extent and this was not a random attack. Police are still hunting for the gunman.