EDWARDSVILLE — Police are investigating a shooting Sunday in the Granite City area that injured a 3-year-old child.
According to a press release from the Madison County Sheriff’s Office, at approximately 12:30 a.m. Jan. 3, deputies responded to a home in the 4700 block of Warnock Avenue in reference to a report of a 3-year-old child being shot. Deputies met with the home’s occupants, who reported an unknown person or people fired several gunshots into the front of the residence at approximately 12:15 a.m. and one of the bullets hit the child. The child was reportedly playing on the living room floor at the time of the shooting.
Family members transported the victim to an area hospital prior to the arrival of sheriff’s deputies. Deputies and investigators met with members of the family, as well as neighbors, and initiated an ongoing investigation. The child was treated for the gunshot wound and has been released. He is expected to make a full recovery.
Anyone having information related this incident is asked to contact the Madison County Sheriff’s Office at one of the following numbers: (618) 692-4433 (dispatch center) or (618) 296-3000 (anonymous tip line).