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Whitestown PD investigating after 1-year-old shot in hotel

Whitestown PD
Posted at 10:26 AM, Mar 20, 2024
and last updated 2024-03-20 10:26:36-04

WHITESTOWN — An investigation is underway after a 1-year-old was critically wounded in a shooting in a Whitestown Hotel.

According to Whitestown PD, officers and other emergency crews were called just before 11 p.m. to the Woodspring Suites Extended Stay Hotel on Perryworth Road for a person shot.

There, officers located a 1-year-old male with a gunshot wound to the stomach and immediately began administering emergency treatment.

The child was reported in stable but critical condition.

According to police, the toddler's 22-year-old father was handling the gun at the time of the shooting. He was reportedly taking the magazine out of the gun when it fired.