2 men indicted in connection to 2-year-old shot in head

2 men indicted in connection to 2-year-old shot in head
Ara Donnell McLaughlin, Jr. and Randy Onan Vaughan, Jr. (Source: Henrico Police)

HENRICO, Va. (WWBT) - Two men have been indicted on several charges in connection to a shooting that left a toddler in critical condition after being shot in the head.

Ara Donnell McLaughlin, Jr., 19 of Richmond, and Randy Onan Vaughan, Jr., 23 of Henrico, were indicted on aggravated malicious wounding, use of a firearm in the commission of a felony, shooting from a vehicle and shooting into an occupied dwelling.

The two were originally charged with attempted murder and conspiracy to commit murder. It is unclear where those charges currently stand.

Police responded around 6:04 p.m. on Dec. 10 to the 400 block of Winston Street for a report of a firearm violation. When officers arrived they said it was apparent shots had been fired.

“[Upon arrival the} officer could hear screaming from inside of the residence and upon entering observed what he described as “blood trailing all over the inside entrance"," an affidavit stated. “He was met by three small children who reiterated, “they shot my little nephew in the head” and that their grandmother took him to the hospital.”

Police said the child is no longer in the Richmond area and is still recovering from his injuries.

Copyright 2020 WWBT. All rights reserved.