Toddler, woman struck by gunfire in Birmingham

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) – Police were continuing to investigate what led to a toddler and a woman being hit by gunfire in the Gate City area.
 
WBRC-TV reports that the shooting happened around 8 p.m. Saturday.

The two-year-old, who was shot in the leg while playing in the yard, was taken to a hospital.

Birmingham police Sgt. Thomas Ryan says the toddler is expected to recover from the gunshot wound.
 
Authorities say a woman was also grazed by flying bullets.

Police say she was also taken to a hospital.

Her injuries were described as not life-threatening.

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