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12-year-old Springs boy hit by stray bullet

By: TOM ROEDER
December 22, 2012
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A 12-year-old boy in southern Colorado Springs was recovering Saturday morning after an "apparently random" shooting left him wounded in the leg.

Police say the boy was inside a home in the 100 block of Murray Boulevard, near Pikes Peak Avenue, when a shooter opened up outside just before midnight, blasting the structure. One round hit the boy in the leg.

The boy was hospitalized and expected to survive, police said.

Police were already nearby investigating several calls about gunfire in the vicinity of Murray Boulevard and Airport road, when they were told of the injured boy.

Officers rushed to the scene and found evidence of gunfire, but no sign of the shooters.

They also found no tie between the shooting and the boy, saying he was hit be a stray round.

"It looks like a random act," said Sgt. Korey Hutchison.

Hutchison said the investigation was underway, but police had no descriptions of the gunmen.

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