A 1-year-old boy was shot while playing in a yard with two other children Monday afternoon outside a Gary home, police said.
The incident, in which a 19-year-old man was also shot, unfolded at approximately 1:04 p.m. in the 800 block of West 25th Avenue.
Gary police officers were called to the scene and were met by a woman, identified as the 1-year-old's mother, who was holding the infant. A police officer drove the mother and child toward the hospital, and while enroute, they were met by an ambulance crew, police said in a news release.
The 19-year-old man who sustained gunshot injuries was brought to the hospital in a private vehicle. According to police, the adult male victim was supervising three children, including the 1-year-old, when an unknown suspect fired shots, and both victims were struck by gunfire.
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Both victims were listed in serious condition as of Monday evening.
Anyone with information was asked to call the Gary Police Department's Crime Tip Line at 1-866-CRIME-GP.