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Indiana shooting leaves 4-year-old dead, pregnant mom hurt

Posted at 8:36 AM, Dec 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-17 08:36:21-05

GARY (AP) — Police say a shooting in northwestern Indiana has killed a 4-year-old Gary boy and left his pregnant mother hospitalized with gunshot wounds.

Gary police responding to reports of a shooting at a residence early Monday found the wounded boy, who died later at a hospital.

Police say it appears that someone fired several shots from outside, but the investigation is ongoing.

The Lake County Coroner's office identified the child as Tory'on Dukes and said he was shot in the upper body while in bed.

The boy's 27-year-old mother was hospitalized.

Police have not released details on what might have led to the shooting.