TAMPA, Fla. – Police in Tampa say a 3-year-old boy is recovering from surgery after being shot in the stomach at an apartment complex.
Tampa police spokesman Steve Hegarty said in an email that the shooting happened around 10 p.m. Monday in an apartment near Busch Gardens.
The child was taken to Tampa General Hospital, where he remains in the intensive care unit.
Hegarty said a young man may have been in the room with the child when the shooting happened. He says the man retrieved the gun and fled before police arrived. Police are looking for the man.
Officials say the child is expected to survive.