INDIANAPOLIS — Indy police are investigating after a small child was shot on the city’s near north side.
Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department crews were called around 9:15 p.m. to the 2900 block of N. Delaware Street, a residential area near the intersection of E. 30th Street, for a possible person shot.
Upon arrival, IMPD officers found no victim. A little while after, an adult showed up at the house with a male toddler that had been shot. The toddler was returning from Eskenazi Hospital, IMPD said.
IMPD medical crews treated the child at the scene, then transported him to Riley Hospital.
The toddler, IMPD said, is awake and breathing. His injuries are serious, according to police, but he is in stable condition.
At the scene, IMPD PIO Shane Foley said that the family of the boy told police they were staying at a rented Airbnb home on Delaware Street and that shots were fired into the home from the alleyway, striking the child.
Foley said that after a preliminary investigation, IMPD believes the incident was a targeted shooting and not random. However, police said it is unclear if the house itself or the individuals inside were targeted and that there is no suspect information.
Aggravated Assault crews handling the investigation and are currently speaking with people who were in the house when the shooting occurred.