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4-year-old dies after being shot in Muncie

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Posted at 4:53 PM, Nov 14, 2022
and last updated 2022-11-15 11:43:35-05

MUNCIE — A 4-year-old boy has died after being shot in Muncie Monday afternoon.

According to Muncie police, Delaware County dispatch received a call reporting a boy had been shot in the 1500 block of S. Burlington Drive in Muncie just after noon.

The 4-year-old was transported to IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital, where they were pronounced dead.

The mother of the boy and her boyfriend face preliminary charges of neglect of a dependent and neglect of a dependent resulting in death, according to the Associated Press.

A police news release did not indicate the circumstances surrounding the shooting.

Police did not provide additional details other than there is no active threat to the community.