A 1-year-old child is being treated at Children’s Hospital in Oakland this afternoon after being wounded in a shooting at an apartment complex in Richmond’s Iron Triangle neighborhood, police said. At about 1:15 p.m., police received reports of gunfire in the area of First Street and Macdonald Avenue. The city’s ShotSpotter gunshot detection system was also activated, police Lt. Bisa French said. Officers responded to the St. John’s Apartments at 121 W. MacDonald Ave. and found the child suffering from a gunshot wound to the neck. The baby was taken to Children’s Hospital in serious but stable condition, Detective Nicole Abetkov said.
She said the child was inside an apartment at the time of the shooting. It is unclear whether the wounds were from a bullet or debris from the gunfire. A second victim — a man who had been shot in the leg — also checked into a local hospital, but police have not confirmed that he was injured in the same shooting, Abetkov said. No other injuries were reported. Officers are fanning out through the neighborhood to search for suspects with the help of police K-9s and helicopters. The shooter had not been located as of 2:30 p.m., according to police. Abetkov said officers found multiple bullet casings in a parking lot on Macdonald Avenue across the street from the apartment building. Police believe the shooter fired the gun from there, she said. Police are offering a $25,000 reward for information leading to the capture and conviction of the person or people responsible.
Anyone with information on the case is urged to call Richmond
police at (510) 232-TIPS. Callers may remain anonymous.