Spanish Fork Police believe they found a man who shot a 2-year-old boy at a day care with an airgun.
The investigation began on Monday. When several children were outside the nursery near the 2000 North and 300 West counties playing in an area surrounded by vinyl fences. Two adults noticed that a boy “Appears to stagger and blood is pouring from his face,” Spanish Fork police said.
The child’s parents were notified. They then carried their son and took him to Utah Valley Hospital.
“Until the hospital Doctors discovered through scans that the boy had a small caliber bullet implanted in (his) head and the boy was then taken to a primary care hospital,” the police said.
Investigators noted Tuesday that there was an open field west of the nursery and they suspect there may have been homeless people from the area. Spanish Fork Police Lieutenant Cory Slaymaker said officers had inspected the area Tuesday and questioned him. property owner They learned about a man who shot birds in the past, he said.
Police went to the man’s home and questioned him. Slaymaker said the man told officers he was shooting birds Monday with a .22-caliber rifle at the time the boy was attacked. The man’s property was 300 to 400 yards west of the nursery.
“He didn’t even know there was a nursery. (near his residence),” said Slaymaker, who explained that the man “Quite revenge” when informed of what had happened.
“This man is cooperating with investigators. and the case continues Upon completion of the investigation The case will be referred to the Spanish Fork City Prosecutor’s Office to consider any allegations,” police said in a statement on Wednesday.
The child was still hospitalized on Wednesday. But his condition stabilized and improved, police said.
last Tuesday The police were told that paramedics had decided to drop a bullet in the boy’s head. for fear of further damage if the boy had to undergo surgery to remove it.