A 3-year-old child shot and injured 2 people in Indiana, including a man wanted for murder, police say


A 3-year-old shot and injured two people in Indiana Thursday night, leading to the arrest of a man wanted for murder in Illinois, law enforcement told CNN.

The child gained access to a gun and fired a bullet, hitting two people in an apartment in Lafayette, Lafayette Police Department Lt. Justin Hartman told CNN.

Officers responded to a local hospital where both victims were being treated for non-life-threatening injuries following the shooting, Hartman said. One of the victims is the child’s mother, he added. Police did not say how the child gained access to the weapon or what type of weapon was used.

The second victim, identified as Trayshaun Smith, 23, was a friend of the child’s mother who was visiting the apartment, Hartman said. Smith, a Lafayette resident, was later arrested on an active murder warrant issued in Cook County, Illinois, the lieutenant said.

CNN was unable to reach Smith and was unable to determine if he was represented by an attorney.

The Lafayette Police Department is working with the Markham Police Department in Cook County regarding Smith’s arrest, Hartman said.

CNN has contacted the Markham Police Department for more information on the incident.

Lafayette is about 60 miles northwest of Indianapolis.


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