By CBS 2 Chicago Staff

GARY, Ind. (CBS) — A 1-year-old boy and a 19-year-old man were seriously wounded in a shooting Monday afternoon while the man was watching three children play in the yard of a home in Gary, Indiana.

Shortly after 1 p.m., Gary police officers responded to a call of shots fired on the 800 block of West 25th Avenue, according to Gary Police spokeswoman Lt. Dawn Westerfield.

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Witnesses told police a 19-year-old man was watching three children while they were playing in the yard of a home at that location, when someone started shooting.

When officers arrived at the scene, they were met by a mother holding her 1-year-old son, who had been shot.

An officer began driving the mother and child to the hospital, before they were intercepted by an ambulance, and transferred the baby to paramedics.

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The 19-year-old man who was watching the children also was shot, and someone drove him to the hospital in a private vehicle, police said.

Both victims were listed in serious condition. No other injuries were reported.

Further details were not immediately available.

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Anyone with information is asked to call Gary Police Sgt. Drummond at 219-881-1210. Tips also can be left at the Crime Tip Line at 866-CRIME-GP.

CBS 2 Chicago Staff