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1-year-old hit by bullet: Neck wound from shooting leaves infant still stable, A 1-year-old hit by a bullet shard has the Richmond community reeling this week, as Mercury News reported this Thursday, March 28, that a baby simply sitting on the floor at home was suddenly hit by a bullet fragment and critically injured yesterday following a local shooting in the city.

Under the headline, “1-year-old boy hit by bullet, hospitalized”, the source notes that the infant was quickly taken to a Children’s Hospital from the neck wound.....examiner.

It is believed that one of the random shots fired after 1:00 p.m. on MacDonald Avenue and First Street had pierced the apartment window and clipped the child in the neck.

"Doctors removed a fragment of a bullet from the child's neck," Capt. Mark Gagan confirmed this Thursday afternoon following the part-shooting. "It was not an entire projectile."

Fortunately, however — and despite the gravity of the 1-year-old hit by bullet headline — officials went on to say later yesterday afternoon that the baby boy’s condition was steadily improving, and that he could be considered stable. Local doctors at the hospital still intend to keep the boy for a couple nights to keep an eye on his condition.

Richmond's police chief was equally saddened by the events. It once again brings to light the potential dangers of gun violence, and the threat they pose to (particularly innocent) youth.

"[The 1-year-old’s] condition is less critical than initially thought," added Richmond police Chief Chris Magnus, who was noticeably affected as he spoke to reporters after the tragic incident. "We're putting everything we have into this case. You have a 1-year-old child that's literally in the arms of the grandparents there feeding him, and bullets come into the house … I am really angry about this. I am sickened. I am appalled."

1-year-old hit by bullet: Neck wound from shooting leaves infant still stable

1-year-old hit by bullet: Neck wound from shooting leaves infant still stable, A 1-year-old hit by a bullet shard has the Richmond community reeling this week, as Mercury News reported this Thursday, March 28, that a baby simply sitting on the floor at home was suddenly hit by a bullet fragment and critically injured yesterday following a local shooting in the city.

Under the headline, “1-year-old boy hit by bullet, hospitalized”, the source notes that the infant was quickly taken to a Children’s Hospital from the neck wound…..examiner.

It is believed that one of the random shots fired after 1:00 p.m. on MacDonald Avenue and First Street had pierced the apartment window and clipped the child in the neck.

“Doctors removed a fragment of a bullet from the child’s neck,” Capt. Mark Gagan confirmed this Thursday afternoon following the part-shooting. “It was not an entire projectile.”

Fortunately, however — and despite the gravity of the 1-year-old hit by bullet headline — officials went on to say later yesterday afternoon that the baby boy’s condition was steadily improving, and that he could be considered stable. Local doctors at the hospital still intend to keep the boy for a couple nights to keep an eye on his condition.

Richmond’s police chief was equally saddened by the events. It once again brings to light the potential dangers of gun violence, and the threat they pose to (particularly innocent) youth.

“[The 1-year-old’s] condition is less critical than initially thought,” added Richmond police Chief Chris Magnus, who was noticeably affected as he spoke to reporters after the tragic incident. “We’re putting everything we have into this case. You have a 1-year-old child that’s literally in the arms of the grandparents there feeding him, and bullets come into the house … I am really angry about this. I am sickened. I am appalled.”