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4-year-old killed, pregnant mom injured in northern Indiana shooting

Posted at 9:07 AM, Dec 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-16 09:07:41-05

GARY — A shooting in northwestern Indiana has killed a 4-year-old Gary boy and left his pregnant mother hospitalized with gunshot wounds, police said.

Gary police responding to reports of a shooting at a residence about 1 a.m. Monday found the wounded boy, who was pronounced dead at a hospital. The child’s 27-year-old mother was hospitalized after being shot in the arm and suffering a graze wound to her face, WLS-TV reported.

Police have not released details on what might have led to the shooting in the city about 30 miles southeast of Chicago.

Gary Cmdr. Jack Hamady said in a news release that the shooting remains under investigation but “at this time, it appears someone from outside the residence fired several shots into the residence.”