UPDATE, Friday, 12:51 p.m.

The Bibb County Sheriff's Office is describing the shooting as "accidental and not a drive-by."

It was reported that the adults in the home at the time of the incident ranged from ages 14 to 17 years old.

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A 16-year-old was playing with a handgun when it fired and struck the toddler, according to a Bibb County Sheriff's Office news release.

No charges have been filed at this time.

The 2-year-old, Terrion Rice, is in stable but critical condition.


UPDATE, 11:35 p.m:

A toddler will spend his second birthday in the hospital after he was shot Thursday night.

Sheriff David Davis says the sheriff's office got a call just before 5 p.m. saying a toddler was shot.

"To have a little 2-year-old kid minding his own business out on the porch getting caught up in some type of crossfire between really idiotic adults," said Davis.

The Bibb County Sheriff's Office says 1-year-old Terrion Rice was shot in the upper leg after someone drove by and opened fire in a house on Ayers Road. Neighbor Janice Snipes says she was inside when she saw flashing lights.

"I was worried because I have grandkids here that are out in the yard, so you know, it kind of made me wonder and I was worried about what happened up there," said Snipes.

Witnesses say they heard an argument before deputies showed up.

Sheriff Davis said, "You know, this is a tragic event. This seems to be some type of conflict between adults. It's horrible whenever these hoodlums get out and they bring this misery on the children "

Sheriff Davis says Investigators are interviewing all the adults in the house. Police say there were 5 to 6 children in the house under 8 years old. Terrion was the only one shot.

"Words can't describe the shock that this would put on the community," Davis said.

The soon-to-be 2-year-old is in serious but stable condition at the Medical Center, Navicent Health.


UPDATE, 6:38 p.m.:

The toddler has been identified as Terrion Rice. He was taken to the Medical Center, Navicent Health where is listed in critical but stable condition.


UPDATE, 6:25 p.m.:

Sheriff David Davis says they don’t know if it was a drive-by shooting, but there was a conflict among the people in the house that escalated. The investigators are interviewing the people. 5 young children under the age of 8 years old were in the house.

Davis says the toddler's 2nd birthday is Friday. He is in critical but stable condition for now. The child was the only person that was shot.


UPDATE, 6:03 p.m.:

Sheriff David Davis says the 2-year-old was on the porch at the time of the shooting.

The shot came from a vehicle out on the street.


Bibb deputies are investigating a toddler shot Thursday afternoon.

According to Sergeant Linda Howard with Bibb County Sheriff's Office, the shooting happened on Ayers Road near Napier Avenue.

Deputies are still trying to figure out how the 2-year-old was shot.

Sergeant Howard says the child was taken to the hospital for treatment.

This is a developing story. Stay with 13WMAZ for updates as soon as they become available.