Police: 3-year-old shot in north Minneapolis

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A 3-year-old child is recovering from a gunshot wound.

Police were called to North Memorial Medical Center around 8:45 p.m. Sunday after they received a report of a 3-year-old boy with an apparent life-threatening gunshot wound, and had arrived with his parents.

The boy was shot just north of the intersection of North Sheridan and 23rd avenues, an officer at the scene told 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS.

Early Monday morning, police said the boy was in stable condition.

Police say as of this time, it isn’t clear if the child was playing outside when the shot was fired. Details regarding what led up to the shooting haven’t been released.

Community activist KG Wilson says regardless of the circumstances that led to the boy being shot, the family and surrounding community are feeling trauma.

“I would like to know what happened, and how it happened, and all of that,” he said. “But for me right now — is I need the child to survive. My thing is to have people to pray and just pray that this child survives and makes it through. That’s my number one focus right now, is this child survives.”

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