In a distressing video her father Felipe de Souza Amaral Fernandez was spotted running in panic to a waiting car before they raced to a nearby hospital. But the toddler did not survive her injuries.
Her grief-stricken dad, who works for the city's 16th battalion, confirmed the tragedy in an emotional tweet, saying: "Friends of the 16th battalion. It was my daughter, it was my daughter.
"It was during a police pursuit. My daughter was in the play area at Habib’s and the bullet the car thief fired hit my daughter. She didn’t survive," he wrote.