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Baby injured in drive-by shooting in East Topeka remains in critical condition

Child was taken to a local hospital by American Medical Response ambulance
The baby was taken to a local hospital by American Medical Response with serious injuries.
The baby was taken to a local hospital by American Medical Response with serious injuries.(Phil Anderson)
Published: Feb. 2, 2021 at 4:22 AM CST
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TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - A baby that was shot in an early-morning drive-by shooting remains in critical condition.

The Topeka Police Department says a baby boy that was shot during an early-morning drive-by in east Topeka remains in critical, but stable condition on Tuesday afternoon.

Anyone with information regarding the shooting should report that information to TPD immediately by emailing telltpd@topeka.org or calling 785-368-9400. Anonymous tips can also be made by calling the Shawnee County Crime Stoppers at 785-234-0007 or by submitting a form here.

Baby critically injured in early-morning drive-by shooting in East Topeka

Feb. 2, 4:22 a.m.

A baby was critically injured early Tuesday in a drive-by shooting at an East Topeka residence, authorities said.

The shooting was reported at 4:08 a.m. Tuesday at 804 S.E. Sherman.

Police Lt. Manny Munoz said at the scene that the exterior of the house was struck by multiple rounds of gunfire.

A baby who was inside the residence was wounded by one of the shots.

Immediately after the shooting, the child’s parents were taking the infant to the hospital in a sport utility vehicle when they flagged down a police officer who was responding to the shooting scene at S.E. 6th and Golden avenues.

Munoz said the officer stopped and rendered aid to the baby until American Medical Response ambulance crews arrived on the scene.

The child then was taken in critical condition to the hospital by ambulance. The child’s condition wasn’t available as of 8 a.m.

Police investigating the shooting had placed what appeared to be dozens of small orange cones along S.E. 8th Avenue just east of Sherman, marking where spent shell casings had been found.

Other markers could be seen in the yard just north of the house.

Many of the cones were within inches of each other.

Police investigators could be seen examining the north side of the one-story house as they were locating numerous places where bullets had struck the residence.

Munoz said police are asking for the public’s help in their investigation.

“This is an infant that was shot as a result of this tragic event that happened here,” Munoz said. “Somebody knows something. Somebody saw something.”

Munoz asked for anyone with surveillance video of the area at the time of the shooting to contact police.

“This is a horrible situation,” Munoz said, “and we are asking for the public’s assistance with any information that they may have.”-

Anyone with information may call the Topeka Police Department at 785-368-9551 or Shawnee County Crime Stoppers at 785-234-0007.

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Posted by WIBW Phil Anderson on Tuesday, February 2, 2021

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