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Two young children have been shot by their siblings in the space of 24 hours in the United States.
In Las Vegas, a two-year-old girl was in a critical condition after being shot by her four-year-old brother at their home, police said.
In South Carolina, a four-year-old boy was shot in the stomach by his three-year-old brother after the little boy found a gun.
The injured boy was expected to make a full recovery, police said.
Police say an 18-month-old girl was shot and critically injured during a wedding reception at an Indianapolis park. Two women also were wounded by gunfire.
A Lawrence Police Department dispatcher who declined to give her name says the girl underwent surgery Sunday morning and is in critical condition at Methodist Hospital. Lawrence is a community within Indianapolis.
Police have not identified the child, who was struck in the head by a bullet Saturday night when a dispute at the wedding reception at Lawrence Community Park led to gunfire.
The two women were shot in their legs.
A 2-year-old girl is in critical condition after being one of three people shot Saturday night at a wedding reception in Lawrence Community Park, police said.
The child, Yuridia Sosa, was in critical condition at Methodist Hospital after surgery today, Lawrence police detective Gary Woodruff said.
The child’s mother, Mariela Rodriguez, and another woman were shot in the legs but their wounds were not life-threatening, Woodruff said. The women were taken to Methodist Hospital. The other woman’s name wasn’t released.
Police said a dispute erupted during the reception, leading to the gunfire.
Officers arriving at the scene said they saw Francisco Ponce, 21, Indianapolis, run across a parking lot and toss a gun under a car. Ponce was arrested at the scene on a preliminary charge of attempted murder, Woodruff said.
His brother Isaias Ponce, 28, Indianapolis, has been charged with public intoxication, and a third brother, Jose Ponce, 23, Indianapolis, was arrested on preliminary charges of battery, disorderly conduct and public intoxication.
Police did not disclose late Saturday if there was more than one gunman.
Lawrence Mayor Paul Ricketts arrived at the scene shortly after the shootings, which occurred about 10 p.m.
Investigators had to call for interpreters to help in the investigation Saturday night because the witnesses speak only Spanish fluently.