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IMPD investigating after toddler shot, seriously injured

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Posted at 9:35 PM, Feb 21, 2023
and last updated 2023-02-21 22:43:42-05

INDIANAPOLIS — The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department is investigating after a 4-year-old was shot and injured Tuesday night.

The shooting happened around 9:30 p.m. in the 2900 block of North Delaware Street.

Police say the young boy is at Riley Hospital for Children in serious but stable condition.

"This one's tough." Lt. Shane Foley said before updating the media. "We're thankful that the child is still alive."

Police say a family was staying in an Airbnb when shots were fired from an alley into the residence, hitting the boy.

IMPD says the residence appears to have been targeted, but it is unknown if the people inside were targeted.

Anyone with information can contact Crime Stoppers anonymously at 317-262-TIPS. You can also call IMPD at 317-327-3475.

"There's somebody in our community who knows what happened tonight. I implore upon that individual or individuals to come forward and provide information to our detectives ... a toddler and their family should not have to be in this type of situation. Somebody in our community knows that this is going to happen, they were there when it happened or they heard about what happened."

No information on a specific suspect was available.

"There's a lot of emotion going on," Foley said. "It's unacceptable, it's unnecessary and somebody or some people in our community have information."

Last week, police say another 3-year-old suffered an accidental, self-inflicted gunshot wound in the 1600 block of Blankenship Drive. They were reported to be awake and breathing.