LANCASTER, Pa. (WHTM) — A 15-month-old infant died Tuesday after being shot by a three-year-old, according to Lancaster Police.
Lancaster emergency crews responded to a residence in the 500 block of Woodward Street around 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 18, for a reported shooting, according to the Lancaster Bureau of Police.
Officers found an infant lying on the floor inside the home with an apparent gunshot wound to the face and rendered aid to the infant, assisted by responding EMS personnel, police say.
Lancaster Police said medical personnel took over the treatment of the infant, but the victim was pronounced deceased at the scene.
Lancaster Police identified the shooter as a three-year-old shortly before 5 p.m. on Wednesday afternoon. Police did not identify the type of gun used or how the child found the weapon.
On October 21 the Lancaster County Coroner’s office ruled the cause of death as a gunshot wound to the head and neck, and that the manner of death was ruled a homicide.
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An investigation into the incident is ongoing, and anyone with information that may help is asked to contact the Lancaster City Bureau of Police at 717-735-3301.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.