Warrants issued for 22-year-old man in connection with shooting that left 3-year-old injured in York County

Generic: Day Police Lights
Posted at 11:32 AM, Mar 23, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-24 15:11:13-04

YORK Co., Va. - A 3-year-old child was taken to the hospital after being shot.

Around 3 a.m., on Wednesday, officials received a call from Mary Immaculate Hospital in regards to a 3-year-old shooting victim.

The male child was brought in by a family member with a non-life-threatening injury.

According to officials, the incident took place in an apartment near Public Storage in the 7000 block of George Washington Memorial Highway. When deputies arrived at the apartment, they found a gun.

Officials tell News 3 that the shooting appears to be accidental.

The York-Poquoson Sheriff's Office said they do not believe that there is an immediate threat to the community nor was this a random act of violence.

Later Wednesday, the sheriff's office said it has warrants on file for 22-year-old Canaan Lamont Fleming for shooting into an occupied dwelling, maiming and two counts of child abuse and reckless handling of a firearm.

Authorities say Fleming lives at the same apartment where the shooting happened.

If you have seen Fleming or know where he may be, you are asked to call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP (1-888-562-5887) or call the sheriff's office's FB Tip Line at 757-890-4999.