IMPD: 2 babies injured in baseball bat attack, 1 in critical condition

At least five people, including two children, were taken to the hospital after they were hit with bats during a fight Monday evening, April 1, 2019, at a home on Baltimore Avenue in Indianapolis. (WTHR Photo/Clint Erbacher)
Kids among those hurt in baseball bat attack
Baseball bat attack hurts two babies
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INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) — Five people, including two children, were hurt Monday after an attack involving baseball bats.

The home invasion in the 3500 block of Baltimore Avenue happened Monday evening just before 7 o'clock. The victims told police they were inside when the suspects forced their way in and started attacking them.

A 9-month-old and 2-month-old suffered injuries. According to police, 2-month-old Travonn Craig was knocked unconscious and was in critical condition Tuesday afternoon. He had spent the night in surgery.

Lanaya Duerson, 9mo, was punched in the forehead. Both children were taken to Riley Hospital for Children. Metro Police say three other adults injured in the attack also went to the hospital.

According to reports the attackers ordered them to the floor at gunpoint and then began hitting them.

“There were bats. Our understanding is that the individuals that showed up, there was more than one person in the group,” Captain Karen Arnett said. “But we can not confirm how many came to the residence. But our understanding is that they used bats to strike the individuals that were inside the residence."

This home invasion battery case is an ongoing investigation as police talk to the victims and witnesses including the people who went to the hospital.

No arrests have been made and police continue to investigate.

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