LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A child with a gunshot wound was rushed to a local hospital Friday just before 11 a.m. after a teenage gunman left a loaded gun on a playground following an altercation on a bus, according to police.
Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Deputy Chief Reggie Rader said in a briefing Friday that at around 10:40 a.m. near Nellis Boulevard and Owens Avenue a teenager and an adult got into a fight on a public transportation bus, during which the teenager pulled out a gun and shot the adult.
The victim is at a local hospital in stable condition.
The teenager then ran from the scene and jumped over a wall into a daycare center in the area near Nellis Boulevard and Kell Lane. He hid the loaded gun in the playground of the daycare, Rader said.
Moments later, a toddler who attends the daycare center found the gun and picked it up. The gun went off, hitting the toddler.
Due to the quick notification from the preschool to police, officers were able to provide life-saving measures to the toddler, who is now in a local hospital in stable but critical condition.
The teenage suspect was taken into custody and will be booked into Juvenile Detention Center. Rader said police are working with the District Attorney on all applicable charges as well as considering charging the teenager as an adult.
Rader said the daycare center has notified all of the parents that they can pick up their children. Rader said that danger is no longer present at the center.