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RAYTOWN, Mo. -- Police are investigating after a 3-year-old boy was shot Tuesday afternoon in Raytown, officials say.

Around 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Raytown police said they were notified the child was at a local hospital and had non-life threatening injuries from a gunshot wound.

Police said the incident happened inside a townhouse in the 6300 block of Ash Avenue and an investigation is now underway.

Late Tuesday night a woman who says she lives above the family told FOX 4’s Robert Townsend the little boy lives in the townhouse with his dad and baby brother. The neighbor also said the boy’s mother does not live with the family and that she often sees the mom dropping off the two children to their dad.

“I just think it’s so sad that stuff like this keeps happening especially to children,” said neighbor Yolanda McGeorge, who’s lived in the area for the last eight months.

Neighbors told FOX 4's Robert Townsend that the boy was shot in the leg. He is expected to be OK.

Details about what led up to the shooting were not immediately available. Police said investigators are talking to the boy's parents and witnesses at this time.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-8477.