DEL PASO HEIGHTS -- Young children may be among the best witnesses police have to a shooting in Del Paso Heights on Monday afternoon.
Family tells FOX40 two people were injured in the shooting on Erickson Street. One of the victims, the mother of some of the children, was shot multiple times and is struggling to survive in an area hospital. The other victim is her brother or brother-in-law, and he was injured during the incident but was not hit by gunfire.
The children who witnessed the shooting are all 7 years old or younger.
The gunman, who is reportedly the father of the children, is still at large. Police believe he may be holed up in a home on the Erickson Street. A SWAT team is on scene trying to make contact with the man.
He was last seen wearing khaki pants. He wasn't wearing a shirt and has several tattoos.
Family says the man was recently released from incarceration and has a long history of domestic abuse.