Police investigating shooting death of 2-year-old

Staff Writer

BENTON, Ark. (AP) — Benton police are investigating the death of a 2-year old after the child was apparently shot.

The department says in a statement that police received a call about 1:35 p.m. Tuesday about a child being shot. The department says the child had been taken privately to a local hospital, where detectives responded.

The 2-year-old was taken from there to a Little Rock hospital, but police say the child died as a result of the injuries.

The department says it is investigating and didn't release any further details Tuesday afternoon.