From NBC Washington
A child a month away from his second birthday was the victim of a shooting in Maryland on Saturday evening.
In an updated report Sunday afternoon, Prince George’s police said the child was struck in the face, and was in critical but stable condition.
The shooting happened outside an apartment complex on the 3000 block of Bright Seat Road in Glenarden. Corporal Mike Rodriguez from the Prince George’s County police told News4 the child was hit by a stray bullet while playing outside the apartment building.
Police said after an investigation, it was revealed that two armed suspects had been shooting at each other in front of the apartment complex. One of the bullets in the exchange struck the toddler, hitting the boy in the head. Police said the boy was in his mother’s arms at the time of the injury.
Multiple shots were fired, but no one else was injured. Rodriguez said there were other children playing near the toddler at the time of the incident.
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