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GARY, Ind.–Gary Police are still trying to determine how and why a three-year-old boy was shot early Wednesday morning.

The shooting happened about 2:45 a.m. at a home on 7th Ave.

Police told Chicago TV station ABC 7 that the person who was watching the child will be questioned. The mom was at work when the shooting happened. A witness told police that the adults in the house went to get the mom first, then called 911.

Once paramedics got there, the child was airlifted to Comer Children’s Hospital in Chicago. His grandmother said he was stable. No other information about his injuries has been released.

Gary Police have not announced an arrest.

“While Gary Police Department takes every shooting incident seriously, when an innocent child is shot the incident is of highest priority,” said a statement from the police. “Gary Police Department investigators are diligently pursuing information related to the shooting of a 3-year-old boy early this morning in Gary. The community can rest assured the Gary Police Department is dedicating the full weight of our resources to the investigation and determining exactly how this child came to be shot.”

Mayor Jerome Prince also told media in a statement that the shooting is a high priority for the police, and that he is personally shaken.

“As a father and grandfather, it infuriates me and breaks my heart to hear about one of our young children suffering unimaginable injuries. There is absolutely no way to understand how a toddler can injure himself or herself in an incident like this.”