Young child fatally shot in South Bend

By The Associated Press

SOUTH BEND — A young child has died after being shot Thursday in South Bend, authorities said.

The shooting occurred just before noon on the city's near northwest side, St. Joseph County Metro Homicide investigators said.

Before officers arrived on the scene, a family member transported the child to the hospital, the St. Joseph County Prosecutor’s Office said in a news release.

The name and age of the child were not immediately released. The circumstances surrounding the shooting were unclear. There were no immediate arrests.

An autopsy is scheduled for Friday

James Rice, a neighbor, told the South Bend Tribune at the scene he had heard the cries of the child’s mother asking for help. He said he saw her holding the child as she took the child to the hospital.

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