According to the Omaha authorities, a 17-month-old girl was rushed to the Children’s Hospital and Medical Center on Monday afternoon, after being shot in the face with a high-caliber weapon. The investigation revealed that two adults and another infant were in the house when the accident occurred. Both of the claimed that the weapon accidently discharged as a result of the toddler’s cousin playing with the gun. Authorities have yet to confirm the story.
Toddler Shot In Omaha Apartment
On Monday afternoon, sometimes after 4:00 pm, the authorities received a 911 call from a Pine Tree Apartments resident saying that he saw a man carrying an infant covered in blood to his car. The Omaha authorities managed to track down the individual, later identified as 22-year-old Marquell Buie, at the Children’s Hospital and Medical Center.
According to the man’s statements, it would appear that his daughter got shot in the head while playing with her cousin at the man’s apartment located at 10375 Hamilton Plaza. The ER doctors declared that the infant was brought in a critical, yet stable condition and that now they are trying to keep her brain from swelling.
The odd thing about this case, as the authorities would discover, is that Buie wasn’t alone with his daughter when the accident occurred. Police records show that there was another man inside the house, 22-year-old Mosell Gulley, Buie’s friend and another toddler, a 2-year-old boy.
Infant’s Father Says Her Cousin Was Playing with a Gun
Buie told the investigators that, somehow, the 2-year-old boy, who is his daughter’s cousin, managed to get a hold of a firearm and started playing with it around the house. Not knowing that it was a real weapon, the boy pointed the gun towards his cousin and pulled the trigger.
The authorities also interviewed a couple of Buie’s neighbors to confirm the incident. Some of them declared that they’d heard a single gunshot from the apartment, while other said that they’d heard multiple shots.
A woman, who was awakened by the sound, rushed to the window to see what happened. The woman told the Omaha authorities that she saw an individual carrying an infant covered by blood to his vehicle. Moreover, it would appear that the individual was screaming.
So far, the authorities have not managed to confirm Buie’s version of the story and are waiting for the ballistics team to submit a full report. As for the toddler, the doctors said that the patient is stable, at the moment, but her condition is still critical.
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