Child taken to hospital after shooting in downtown Raleigh

Wake County News

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — A child was shot in the leg in downtown Raleigh Sunday afternoon, police said.

The incident was reported around 5:10 p.m. in the 400 block of Dorthea Drive, according to Raleigh police.

A caller to 911 reported that someone had been shot. Police arrived at the scene and found the victim, who had a leg injury, police said.

The victim, later identified only as a juvenile male, was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment, according to police.

Officers were at nearby apartments with crime scene tape up around the area.

Police later said the boy did not suffer life-threatening injuries.

No information about a possible suspect was available.

Anyone with information that might assist detectives in the shooting investigation is asked to call Raleigh CrimeStoppers at (919) 834-HELP.

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