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3-year-old boy shot in Mangonia Park

A 3-year-old boy is recovering from being shot in Mangonia Park Wednesday night.

A 3-year-old boy is recovering after being hit by a bullet in Mangonia Park.

The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office responded to a shooting Wednesday on West Tiffany Drive at about 9:30 p.m.

Neighbors say a group of people were drinking and setting off fireworks in a front lawn on West Tiffany Drive. They say they heard the crackling of bottle rockets, a moment of silence and then 25 to 50 gunshots.

Deputies say that's when the child was hit in the leg, and his father drove him to the hospital.

Investigators say the child is expected to survive.

Witnesses on the scene could not provide deputies any information about the shooter, and a possible motive is unknown.


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