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UPDATE: 3-Year-Old Injured by Gunfire in York County

York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office has reported that a 3-year-old child was brought into a local hospital suffering from a non-life threatening gunshot wound. (WYDaily Media)
UPDATE (March 24, 2022, 11:44 a.m.): York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office (YPSO) has announced that the mother of the 3-year-old victim has been arrested. For more information, read WYDaily’s latest update by clicking here.
UPDATE (March 23, 2022, 10:45 p.m.): The York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office (YPSO) has issued warrants for 22-year-old Canaan Lamont Fleming in relation to the shooting of this child. For more information on this story, please visit tonight’s update by clicking here. -Ed.

YORK COUNTY– A 3-year-old child was taken to Bon Secours Mary Immaculate Hospital around 3 a.m. today, March 23, after sustaining a non-life-threatening gun shot wound.

The incident occurred in an apartment located in the 7000 block of George Washington Memorial Highway. When YPSO deputies arrived at the apartment to investigate, a firearm was located.

According to Shelley Ward, the public information officer for the York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office (YPSO), the York County Emergency Communications Center received a call from the hospital after a family member brought the child into the facility.

Ward said that deputies do not believe that there is an immediate threat to the community nor was this a random act of violence.

WYDaily will update this story when YPSO releases more information to the public.

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