13-month-old shot, killed in Auburn

Published: Oct. 2, 2021 at 7:20 PM CDT|Updated: Oct. 3, 2021 at 9:01 PM CDT

AUBURN, Ala. (WTVM) - The Auburn Police Division is investigating a Saturday afternoon shooting that left an 13-month-old female dead.

Officers responded to a shooting at Shepherd’s Cove Apartments on Shug Jordan Parkway around 3:45 p.m. Upon arrival by police, Auburn Fire, and EMS personnel, officials say they found an infant suffering from a gunshot wound to the upper torso.

Officials with APD say first responders began lifesaving measures and the child later died at East Alabama Medical Center.

Authorities say they have identified people who were on scene at the time of the incident.

Lee County Coroner Bill Harris says the child’s body has been taken to the medical examiner’s office at the Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences in Montgomery for a postmortem examination.

An arrest was made Saturday in connection to the incident. The Auburn Police Division and the Lee County Coroner’s Office continue to investigate.

Anyone with information on the shooting is asked to contact the Auburn Police Division at 334-501-3140 or the tip line at 334-246-1391. Any information given can remain anonymous.

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