(DailyDig.com) – On November 3, officials in Las Vegas revealed that a little child was rushed to the hospital in severe condition after discovering a pistol on a playground at their daycare that had been thrown away by a teenager who had just shot a passenger on a municipal bus.
The Las Vegas Metro Police Department (LVMPD) reports that the daycare reported the toddler’s injuries to them. Initial lifesaving procedures were taken, and the infant was sent to the hospital.
According to LVMPD Deputy Chief Reggie Rader, the child, who is younger than the age of five, discovered the gun, picked it up from the playground, and it went off, wounding the child. The child’s status was described as stable but critical later that afternoon.
At 10:41 a.m. on that day, police in Las Vegas responded to a call of an altercation aboard an RTC bus at the intersection of North Nellis Boulevard and Kell Lane. According to preliminary findings, an adult engaged in a violent confrontation with a youngster on the bus.
On the bus, the adolescent pulled out a gun and fired at the adult passenger and wounding him. The adult has been identified by police and taken to UMC Trauma, where his status is listed as stable.
After shooting the bus passenger, the adolescent suspect jumped off the bus, ran away, and jumped a wall surrounding the Foundations Preschool at 1567 N. Nellis Boulevard. When authorities began to search for him, he dropped the loaded gun in the daycare’s playground and ran away.
Later that day, police located the suspect near the daycare in the northeast section of Las Vegas, arrested him, and brought him to the Clark County Detention Center. The suspect, who is underage, according to Rader, remains unnamed. According to Rader, the police are now conferring with the city’s district attorney’s office to determine whether or not the juvenile will be prosecuted as an adult and what charges he would face for his actions.
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