10-month-old hospitalized after being shot, police say
The child was found shot at St. Elizabeth in Covington.
CINCINNATI (WXIX) - An infant was shot sometime Monday in Northern Kentucky, according to Covington police.
A source confirms to FOX19 NOW that the 10-month-old was shot in the leg.
Covington patrol officers were initially dispatched to St. Elizabeth Hospital Covington around 2:17 p.m. for a report of a child who may have been grazed by a bullet.
Police determined on-scene the infant had been shot.
The child’s caretaker took off either before or after police arrived, the source says.
First responders took the infant to Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center for further treatment, according to police.
There is no word on the child’s condition or the severity of the injury.
Covington detectives assigned to the investigation are currently trying to determine where the shooting took place.
As of 10 p.m., investigators still have not been able to find the shooting scene, according to a City of Covington spokesperson. Nor have they found the man supposedly with the infant when the shooting happened.
FOX19 will update this developing story as more information becomes available.
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