Child struck by stray bullet expected to recover

Posted at 2:47 PM, Dec 27, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-27 14:47:54-05

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Family members say a New Jersey toddler struck in the face by a stray bullet while sitting in his family's parked car has undergone surgery and is expected to recover fully.

The shooting happened around 2:30 p.m. Saturday in Jersey City. Authorities are still trying to determine what led to the gunfire.

They say Mina Beshay was sitting in the backseat when a gunshot shattered a window and struck the 1-year-old. His 5-year-old sister and their father were also in the vehicle but weren't injured.

Relatives say the boy had surgery Saturday night to remove a piece of a bullet and glass from his face. He was expected to head home Sunday, but further details on his condition weren't disclosed.

No arrests have been made.