Police: Toddler shot in knee during exchange of gunfire in Hudson

HUDSON, N.Y. (NEWS10) – Violence between rival factions in the Hudson has resulted in a series of shootings that sent two adults and two toddlers to the hospital with gunshot wounds.

Police say he hopes to make an arrest sometime on Monday.

A home on State Street is where the last shooting occurred. On Sunday night, two toddlers and a mother of one of those children where shot as they sat on the front porch.

“It’s kind of a miracle that the injuries weren’t a lot worse.”

It’s a miracle that no one has lost their lives after a weekend of violence.

Police chief Edward Moore says during Sunday night’s shooting a mother caught a bullet in her leg as she tried to shield her toddler daughter.

Hudson Police say a second toddler was also shot. The injury to the little boy’s knee was not discovered until hours later when he complained of pain.

“I mean when you have a 2-year-old possibly maimed for life and then you find a 3-year-old boy has been shot it’s completely senseless.”

Moore says the shooting was in retaliation to another shooting around the corner the night before. That’s when someone shot up the van.

The female driver’s shoulder was injured.  Her passengers, her baby and her boyfriend were ok.

The chief says the violence has been ramping up since May after a shooting outside this Front Street bar.

He says it’s all the result of a turf war between criminal rivals.

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