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Posted: Monday, 16 September 2013 7:08AM

Cops: Five-year-old boy shot by drunk dad



Another child has been the victim of gunfire in New Orleans.  This time it appears to be the result of a domestic dispute in New Orleans East.

Cops raced to a home in the 4700 block of Sherwood Forest Blvd. after reports of a five-year-old boy shot.

"This appears to be domestic," Officer Hilal Williams said in an email.  "An argument ensued between an Asian husband and wife where the husband was intoxicated and began firing his weapon at the wife, but through the wall from a different room."

She says the bulled hit the child.

"Their 5-year-old son was in an adjourning room and was struck in the leg and side.  The child was transported to the hospital by the mother and escorted by police. The child is in surgery and is in stable condition at this time," Williams said.

She says the father faces a charge of attempted murder.

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