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Toddler shot at home in Lancaster, police say

Police are unsure how the child was shot. The child's condition is unknown at this time.

LANCASTER, S.C. — A toddler who was shot in Lancaster Monday afternoon is expected to make a full recovery, police said. 

Lancaster officers were called to the Medical University of South Carolina - Lancaster on Monday around 1 p.m. in reference to an injured toddler. Detectives said the 20-month-old was shot in the upper right torso. 

Investigators learned the child was shot at the family's home at the Palmetto Place apartment complex in Lancaster. It's unclear how the child was shot, police said. When officers searched the home, they found blood on the floor in an upstairs bedroom. 

One person was taken into custody in connection with the incident but detectives didn't specify what their charges would be. Police haven't yet released the identity of the person who was arrested. 

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This incident is under investigation by the Lancaster Police Department and the Lancaster County Multijuristdictional Violent Crime Task Force. Anyone with information is asked to call Lancaster PD at (803) 283-1171.

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