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Toddler shot when gunfire penetrates central Illinois home

Toddler shot when gunfire penetrates central Illinois home

URBANA, Ill. (AP) — Authorities say a 2-year-old central Illinois boy was shot when his home was hit by gunfire.

The Champaign County Sheriff’s Department says the house in Urbana was hit several times around 8:15 p.m. Tuesday. It says a man and a woman and two children were inside when the gunfire penetrated the house from outside.

Investigators tell The (Champaign) News-Gazette the couple immediately called 911 and a deputy drove the injured child to a hospital in his squad car.

Lt. Curt Apperson declined to give details of the child’s injuries other than to say he’ll likely survive. Apperson says the house also was shot at in December.