A tragic day for one Houston family as they were out shopping.

Police say the family's three year old boy was run over and killed in the parking lot of a strip mall on Friday afternoon.  It happened at the strip center on Dashwood near Fondren in southwest Houston.

Police say a woman who was a business owner in that strip mall ran over the child then initially left the scene, but then later returned.  The boy was taken by ambulance to the nearest hospital but he died on the way.

According to police the woman appeared to have no signs of intoxication and so far no charges have been filed after the woman was questioned and released.