1-year-old struck by bullet in Richmond shooting Friday morning


RICHMOND (KRON) — A stray bullet struck a 1-year-old child as he was being held in his mother’s arms in Richmond on Friday morning.

After receiving a report of shots fired, officers responded to the area of Bissell Avenue and Second Street around 10:15 a.m., according to Richmond police Lt. Felix Tan.

As officers were on their way to the scene, they learned the mother had arrived to Kaiser Permanente Richmond Medical Center with her 16-month-old boy who was suffering from a gunshot wound to his lower body, Tan said.

A short while after, officers learned a 25-year-old man, suffering from a gunshot wound to his upper torso area, had also arrived at Kaiser medical center.

Officers determined the two hospitalized patients were victims of the same shooting incident.

Though officers were unable to apprehend the shooter, officers believe the suspect had targeted the 25-year-old victim, according to Tan. The 1-year-old was with his mother at the time of the shooting, about one block north of the scene, Tan said.

Both the 25-year-old man and 1-year-old boy are expected to survive.

The 1-year-old may be released from the hospital sometime Saturday.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to contact Richmond police Detective Dan Wellhausen at 510-620-6860.

Bay City News contributed to this report.

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