UPDATE (KCEN) -- Seven-month-old Dmar Caulfield who was shot in the head early this morning in Waco is holding on after surgery.
The child had surgery this morning and is being described by medical staff as stable on ventilation but very critical.
Police are asking for the public's help and are asking anyone with information to call the Waco Police Department at 750-7500 or Crime Stoppers at 753-HELP. Callers do not have to reveal their identity.
Police responded to a 911 call of a shooting this morning at 1609 N. 18th Street about 1:40 am. They found 7-month-old infant, b/m Dmar E. Caufield and 38-year-old b/m Craig Mays, had both been wounded by gunfire. The infant was shot in the head and Mays had shrapnel wounds to his arm.
Responding officers arrived to find the mother of the infant standing in the front yard holding her injured baby. Due to the severity of the gunshot wound to the head of the infant, officers immediately loaded the baby and mother in a police car and transported them to Hillcrest Hospital for treatment.
Other officers arriving at the scene discovered that Craig Mays had non-life threatening wounds to his arm. Mays was taken to Hillcrest by private vehicle where he was treated and released.
The initial investigation reveals that unknown shooter/s fired at the house numerous times. One of the bullets struck the sleeping 7-month-old baby in the head. An additional round struck Mays. He also had been sleeping in the home. Four other individuals were in the home at the time of the shooting: the wounded infant's mother and father and two other children ages 6 and 10. Mays and the 7 month old were the only ones struck by gunfire.
Witnesses described being awakened by gunfire into the home and then discovered the baby and Mays had been shot. They did not see anyone nor were vehicles observed at the time of the shooting.
The injured baby was transferred from Hillcrest by helicopter to Scott and White in Temple and at last check was undergoing surgery and listed in critical condition.
Police have no motive or additional suspect/vehicle information from the shooting.