Photo courtesy of Lora Miller Hunter Hammons smiles for the camera while wearing a Santa hat during the holidays. The 5-month-old is recovering at Nationwide Children’s Hospital with second and third degree burns. The Mount Vernon Police Department is investigating the cause of the injuries.



Mount Vernon Police investigating what caused burns on infant

The Mount Vernon Police Department confirmed this morning it is investigating what caused burn injuries to an infant on Friday evening.

January 20, 2014

Baby burned; police investigating

The parents of 5-month-old Hunter Hammons have been on an emotional roller coaster since Friday.

January 21, 2014

News Staff Reporter

COLUMBUS — Hunter Hammons is still at Nationwide Children’s Hospital this morning and is expected to have another surgery.

The 5-month-old infant, was transported from Knox Community Hospital to Nationwide Children’s Hospital on Friday evening after burns were discovered on his arm and leg.

According to the 911 call, the caregiver requested an ambulance and stated it looked like Hunter was burned.

According to a website set up for Hunter,, Zac Hammons, the baby’s father, posted an update last night that reads:

“… things definitely turned for the worse today — we were told that little Hunter is more than likely going to need his foot amputated but we won’t know anymore until Thursday which is his next scheduled surgery. Thank you everyone.”

Nationwide Children’s Hospital lists Hunter in fair condition. Attempts to contact Hunter’s parents, as well as the caregiver who placed the 911 call, have been unsuccessful.

The Mount Vernon Police Department declined to comment on the situation, stating it is an ongoing investigation.



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