Police Investigate Alleged Shooting Incident Involving Five Year Old Child in Wismar Linden.

Police Investigate Alleged Shooting Incident Involving Five Year Old Child in Wismar Linden.

Police Investigate Alleged Shooting Incident Involving Five Year Old Child in Wismar Linden.

Police Investigate Alleged Shooting Incident Involving Five Year Old Child in Wismar Linden.

Police Investigate Alleged Shooting Incident Involving Five-Year-Old Child in Wismar, Linden.

Police in Regional Police Division 10 are actively investigating an alleged incident involving a five-year-old child of Lot 218 Half Mile, Wismar Linden, which occurred at about 22:00 hrs last night at the said address.

At around 13:15 hrs today (Thursday), medical personnel from the Linden Hospital complex reported that a child was at the medical institution with a ‘warhead lodged in her throat.’ Detectives immediately visited the five-year-old child who was receiving medical attention in the Emergency Room at the Linden Hospital.

Police Investigate Alleged Shooting Incident Involving Five Year Old Child in Wismar Linden.

The child’s mother was also contacted by detectives and interviewed. According to the mother, at about 22:00 hrs last night, she put the victim to bed, and while she was trying to put her eight-month-old baby to sleep, she heard the victim screaming. The child mentioned that she had hit her throat. The mother applied ‘Petroleum jelly’ to the child’s throat and put her back to sleep. In the morning, she observed swelling in the child’s throat, and upon examination at the Mackenzie Hospital, it was discovered that a bullet was lodged in the victim’s neck.

The victim was admitted and is scheduled to undergo surgery to remove the bullet (warhead).

Investigations revealed that the victim resides in an apartment on the northern/eastern bottom flat of a two-storey concrete structure. The apartment has one bedroom, a kitchen, and a small living room. A wooden wall to the western side separates the victim’s apartment from the front apartment occupied by a male named Shemar.

A small circular hole suspected to be a bullet hole was found on the wall. The entire scene was processed and photographed, and the area was searched, but no spent shell was found. No one was present in the front apartment when the Police checked.

Neighbors reported hearing a loud explosion around 22:00 hrs, followed by the sound of a child crying. Efforts are underway to locate Shemar as investigations continue.

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