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Child shot through wall of apartment in Colorado Springs

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Posted at 7:53 AM, Jan 24, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-24 11:03:54-05

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - A child was rushed to the hospital after being shot through the wall of an apartment in Colorado Springs late Tuesday.

KRDO-TV reports police responded to the Alturas At Bell Tower Heights apartment complex off South Murray Boulevard at about 10:30 p.m. and found a child with a gunshot wound to the leg.

The 1-year-old girl was seriously injured but the gunshot wound was not life-threatening, police told the Associated Press.

The circumstances that led to the shot being fired through the wall aren't clear but the AP reported a 26-year-old resident of the neighboring apartment was arrested on charges of illegally discharging a firearm and being a previous offender in possession of a firearm.