What to Know
- Authorities say a 4-year-old child died in a shooting in a Chester County home.
- Coatesville police said officers were called to the home shortly before 5:30 p.m. Monday and found the child shot once in the face. Paramedics arrived and found the child dead at the scene.
- "Our thoughts and prayers are with the family impacted by this tragic incident," Coatesville police said.
An investigation is underway after a 4-year-old boy was shot and killed in Coatesville, Pennsylvania, Monday night.
Police responded to a home on the 300 block of East Chestnut Street around 5:15 p.m. for a reported shooting. When they arrived they found a 4-year-old boy suffering from a gunshot wound to the face. Paramedics arrived and the child was pronounced dead at the scene.
Police have not yet revealed the boy’s identity. They also have not revealed what led to the shooting or whether or not it was accidental. They continued to investigate Tuesday.
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"Our thoughts and prayers are with the family impacted by this tragic incident," Coatesville police said.
If you have any information on the shooting, call Coatesville Detective Sergeant Brandon Harris at 610-384-2300 extension 3212 or Chestnut County Detective Keith Cowdright at 610-344-6866.