Three-year-old boy shot when rounds fired into Granite City home

GRANITE CITY, Ill. (AP) — Police in southern Illinois say a 3-year-old boy is expected to recover after he was shot when someone fired rounds into a Granite City home.

Madison County Sheriff’s Department Capt. Mike Dixon says the boy was playing on the living room floor when the shooting happened early Sunday. Dixon says three to four shots were fired into the front of the home from the roadway.

One of the rounds struck the boy in the shoulder. Police believe the rounds were fired from a vehicle and that the home was targeted.

Family members took the toddler to the hospital before deputies arrived. The boy was treated and released from a hospital.
Police are investigating. They ask anyone with information to contact the Madison County sheriff.