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4-year-old killed, mother injured after shooting in Gary

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GARY, Ind. — A 4-year-old was killed and his mother was injured after someone fired gunshots into their apartment complex in Gary.

The shooting happened around 1 a.m. Monday in the 4300 block of West 23rd Avenue. Responding officers found a 4-year-old boy inside the apartment unit with a gunshot wound. A 27-year-old woman was also shot in the arm and has multiple graze wounds to her face.

The boy and woman were transported to Methodist Hospital Northlake Campus in Gary, where the 4-year-old was pronounced dead. The woman is in stable condition.

Police said it appears the shots were fired from outside the apartment unit.

No one is in custody.