3-Year-Old Dies From Gunshot Wound In Allentown: Authorities (Updated)

A toddler has died after being shot in Allentown on Thursday afternoon, March 28, according to Allentown police and the Lehigh County Coroner's Office. 

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Police said the 3-year-old victim was shot around noon on the 900 block of East Hamilton Street. Responding officers rendered first aid and took him to Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest where he succumbed to his injuries around 12:45 p.m., authorities said. 

His manner of death is pending an autopsy scheduled for Friday, March 29 at 8 a.m., Coroner Daniel Buglio said. 

"My heart breaks for everyone involved in this tragic incident and I offer my deepest condolences and prayers to the family, friends, and entire neighborhood community," Buglio said. 

Allentown police said there is "no physical threat to the community." 

APD, the Lehigh County Homicide Task Force, and the District Attorney's Office are investigating, the Coroner added. 

Anyone with information is asked to call detectives at 610-437-7721. 

Note: An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated the shooting occurred on the 1200 block of East Hamilton Street. 

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