Stray bullet wounds boy after “random shooting” in Colo. Springs

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – A 12-year-old boy is recovering after being hit by a stray bullet in southern Colorado Springs Friday.

According to the Gazette, the boy was inside a home in the 100 block of Murray Boulevard, near Pikes Peak Ave., when he was hit in the leg by an “apparently random” shooting.

Police told the paper a shooter opened fire outside of the home just before midnight, striking the house and wounding the boy.

The boy was taken to a local hospital where he was recovering.

According to the paper, police were already investigating several calls about gunfire in the area of Murray Boulevard and Airport Road when they were told about the injured boy.

“It looks like a random act,” Sgt. Korey Hutchison told the paper.

The incident remains under investigation. The identities of the victim and the suspect have not been released.