Authorities are investigating reports that a stray bullet from a rolling gunbattle struck and killed a child who was riding in the backseat of a car in Kansas City.

Police said in a news release that the child was rushed to a hospital in the car and pronounced dead. The occupants of the car said they unknowingly drove in an area where the people inside two other vehicles were shooting at each other.

The name and age of the child wasn't immediately released. Police said no one else inside the car with the child was wounded.

Authorities are urging anyone with information to come forward.