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El Paso County deputies respond to shooting of a child in Yoder

YODER SHOOTING

EL PASO COUNTY, Colo. (KRDO) -- The El Paso County Sheriff's Office said a child in Yoder was shot Tuesday evening.

Deputies said the boy is under the age of 10. He was taken to a nearby hospital with life-threatening injuries, spokesperson Jacqueline Kirby said.

Officials have not revealed the circumstances surrounding the shooting, which was reported just before 6:45 p.m.

Authorities didn't say where the shooting happened, but that someone brought the boy to the Yoder Post Office, at the corner of Highway 94 and Yoder Road.

"It's all under investigation right now," Kirby said. "We're executing some search warrants and interviewing witnesses."

A vehicle that may have been used to bring the boy to the post office was towed from the scene.

Several local fire departments also responded.

Yoder is 33 miles east of Colorado Springs near the El Paso-Lincoln county line.

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  1. The adult that owns the gun needs to be held accountable and charged. It this child dies then the adult needs to face murder charges.

  2. “Authorities didn’t say where the shooting happened, but that someone brought the boy to the Yoder Post Office, at the corner of Highway 94 and Yoder Road.”
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    When will people learn to call 911 first for a real emergency? I know the response to a medical emergency in that part of the county is not the same as in the City, but it gets emergency responders headed in the right direction sooner and seconds can count with a traumatic injury. The only reason here may be if the shooting occurred in the vehicle and it was near the post office at the time.

    1. While they should have called 9-1-1 immediately, they may have shaved some time off the response in driving out to meet the first responders.
      Besides, if you have everyone respond out to your 20 acre piece of heaven, they may find your “chemistry lab”.

  3. I was wondering the same thing. Or people that drive themselves to a hospital instead of calling 9-1-1. Some people just have no sense.

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