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Police believe a 3-year-old was shot at home, now the parents aren't cooperating

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Posted at 12:46 PM, Sep 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-01 09:00:09-04

BALTIMORE (WMAR) — Baltimore Police believe a 3-year-old was shot at home, now the parents are refusing to cooperate with investigators.

It all started Friday around 9:50 p.m., when a police sergeant was flagged down by the little boy's parents who were inside a vehicle with the child in the 700 block of Patapsco Avenue.

The sergeant saw the boy had been shot in the abdomen, and noticed the parents were in distress.

After other officers arrived to tape the car off as a possible crime scene, the sergeant rushed the child to the hospital, where he's in critical condition.

The parents told detectives they were sleeping when they heard a loud bang and the child screaming.

This prompted police to get a search and seizure warrant for the family's home in the 800 block Clintwood Court.

Though no gun was found, investigators found evidence that the shooting happened inside the house.

Right now police think the shooting was accidental, but the parents are no longer cooperating.

Child Protective Services has been notified. Police say they will have the State's Attorney's Office review the case for possible charges as the investigation continues.

Anyone with information on this shooting is urged to contact Baltimore Police Department Southern District Shooting detectives at (410) 396-2499.