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1-Year-Old Boy, 19-Year-Old Man Shot In Gary, Indiana

GARY, Ind. (CBS) -- A 1-year-old boy and a 19-year-old man were seriously wounded in a shooting Monday afternoon while the man was watching three children play in the yard of a home in Gary, Indiana.

Shortly after 1 p.m., Gary police officers responded to a call of shots fired on the 800 block of West 25th Avenue, according to Gary Police spokeswoman Lt. Dawn Westerfield.

Witnesses told police a 19-year-old man was watching three children while they were playing in the yard of a home at that location, when someone started shooting.

When officers arrived at the scene, they were met by a mother holding her 1-year-old son, who had been shot.

An officer began driving the mother and child to the hospital, before they were intercepted by an ambulance, and transferred the baby to paramedics.

The 19-year-old man who was watching the children also was shot, and someone drove him to the hospital in a private vehicle, police said.

Both victims were listed in serious condition. No other injuries were reported.

Further details were not immediately available.

Anyone with information is asked to call Gary Police Sgt. Drummond at 219-881-1210. Tips also can be left at the Crime Tip Line at 866-CRIME-GP.

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