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2-month-old Minneapolis boy struck by stray bullet

MINNEAPOLIS - Minneapolis police say a 2-month-old boy is in critical condition after being struck by a stray bullet.

The Minneapolis Star Tribune ( reports early Friday that the shooting happened about 9 p.m. Thursday.

Police spokeswoman Cyndi Barrington says it appears the child was with his father outside a home on the city's north side. Barrington says the father reported hearing a bang and then noticing his son had been hit.

The child was in critical condition at Hennepin County Medical Center.

No suspect was in custody and Barrington says a motive was not known.

Kelly Boldan

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