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3-year-old boy shot in Mangonia Park

Family member drives child to hospital; boy expected to survive

A 3-year-old boy was shot Wednesday night in the 800 block of West Tiffany Drive in Mangonia Park. (WPBF)
A 3-year-old boy was shot Wednesday night in the 800 block of West Tiffany Drive in Mangonia Park. (WPBF)

MANGONIA PARK, Fla. – A 3-year-old boy was shot Wednesday night in Mangonia Park, just north of West Palm Beach.

Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Teri Barbera said deputies were called to a shooting in the 800 block of West Tiffany Drive about 9:30 p.m.

Barbera said deputies discovered that a group of people were standing outside when the child was struck by gunfire.

A family member drove the victim to a nearby hospital. Barbera said the boy is expected to survive.

"Witnesses could not provide any information on the shooter," Barbera said.

A motive for the shooting was not immediately known.

Anyone with information about the shooting was asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-458-TIPS.