Indiana boy, 2, dies after being hit by stray bullet while playing in yard

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SOUTH BEND (April 10, 2014) – A 2-year-old boy died after being shot while playing with his sister in the front yard at their aunt’s home. Police say the boy was hit by a stray bullet.

The shooting happened around 6:30 p.m. Wednesday on Campeau Street, which is south of the University of Notre Dame in South Bend.

The boy was shot in the chest, according to the coroner’s office. He was identified as John Swoveland Jr. The boy and his 7-year-old sister were visiting their aunt when the shooting happened.

According to FOX28, South Bend police received a call about gunfire just east of the shooting. They were investigating whether the two shootings were related.

Police were interviewing a number of witnesses, including neighbors and the boy’s parents.