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CORALVILLE — A 3-year-old Coralville boy who was critically injured Sunday after suffering a gunshot injury has died, authorities said Monday.
Damaria Sanders died Sunday evening from an apparent gunshot injuries he sustained earlier that day shortly after noon, the Iowa Department of Public Safety said Monday.
The child suffered injuries within the Boston Way Apartments in the 900 block of Boston Way in Coralville. He died at 6:56 p.m. Sunday at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City, authorities said.
The Coralville Police Department and the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation are investigating the shooting and have provided no public explanation of the circumstanced leading up to it.
Ryan Kedley, DCI special agent in charge of the investigation, declined Monday to share details. He said police have been conducting interviews and hope to learn more information from an autopsy that will be conducted in the coming days. He said it’s too early in the investigation to say whether an arrest will be made.
In a news release Sunday, the DCI said only that investigators were looking into the “circumstances leading up to and immediately following the incident in question.” The release did not say who else was at the apartment with the child when the officers arrived.
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