6-Year-Old Boy Shot and Wounded in Southwest Florida

Authorities say a 6-year-old boy was shot and wounded in southwest Florida.

The News-Press reports that the shooting occurred Monday night.

Fort Myers interim police Chief Dennis Eads says the shooting might by connected to a September shooting, where the boy was a passenger with his mother in a car that injured another young boy. Investigators believe a man with the 6-year-old's mother may have been the target.

Officials say the child was alert after the shooting and expected to recover.

No arrests were immediately reported.

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