Toddler dies from gunshot wound

A 4-year-old Hastings boy died from a gunshot wound this morning.

Hastings Police Chief Pete Kortum said officers were called to the 900 block of North Saunders Avenue at 8:18 a.m. for a report of a toddler being shot.

The boy was transported to Mary Lanning Healthcare, but was later pronounced dead at the hospital.

The boy’s identity is being withheld pending notification of family.

Police are investigating the incident to determine what happened.

Kortum said more information would be released as those details become available.

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