A Freak Shooting To Brighten Your Friday

by

comment
HTTP://WWW.FLICKR.COM/PHOTOS/SCUBABIX/ / CC BY 2.0
  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/scubabix/ / CC BY 2.0
Someone was shot in the face yesterday in Madison, Illinois. It was a two-year-old boy. He was sitting on his grandfather's lap around 5:45 p.m. when it happened. The bullet apparently came through the window, randomly, from two blocks away.

From two blocks away.

The Post-Dispatch had the blurb in their Law & Order section this morning. Investigators say the bullet had likely been fired from the sunroof of a black Dodge Magnum in the middle of Madison, and was somehow drug related.

The PD says the kid was taken to St. Louis Hospital, "breathing, conscious and alert."

Tags

Support Local Journalism.
Join the Riverfront Times Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.

Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.

Join the Riverfront Times Club for as little as $5 a month.