Evansville man arrested after child is shot

Evansville, IN - Posted by Brandon Jackson - email

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Evansville Police are investigating a shooting that involved a young child.

EPD say several people were at the apartment where the shooting happened in the 1300 block of Florence Street in Evansville.

At first investigators weren't sure if the shooting was intentional or accidental, but now they have charged an 18-year-old, Jonathan Scott, with a Class C felony.

Police say Scott was visiting some people at the home, and while he was in the home he had his gun, the gun came out of the holster, and discharged hitting a 14-month-old child.

The people in the apartment saw the child was shot and they began beating on Scott.

Scott then fled the scene but was found, and arrested a short time later by EPD.

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