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IMPD investigating after toddler hit by stray bullet

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Posted at 7:19 PM, Aug 30, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-30 23:22:23-04

INDIANAPOLIS — Officers with Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department are investigating after a toddler arrived at Eskenazi Hospital Monday afternoon with a gunshot wound.

Officers responded to a report of a walk-in person shot at Eskenazi Hospital just after 5:30 p.m. IMPD confirmed the walk-in was a three-year-old child with injuries consistent with a gunshot wound, and stable.

The three-year-old was treated for non-life threatening injuries and released.

According to a release from IMPD, further investigation revealed the child was at a home located in the 7500 block of E. 34th Street when the incident occurred. Detectives believe the toddler was hit by a stray bullet that was fired from a firearm in the area.

Anyone with information about t his incident is advised to contact Det. Aaron Ramos at IMPD Aggravated Assault Detective Office at 317-327-3475 or e-mail him at Aaron.Ramos@indy.gov. You can also call Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana at 317-262-8477 to remain anonymous.