NOPD: Intoxicated man injures 5-year-old child after shooting at wife during argument

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Monday, September 16, 2013 - 12:44pm

A man will be arrested for attempted murder after he accidentally shot his young child during an argument with his wife.

The New Orleans Police Department reports that the incident occurred on Sunday, Sept. 15 in the 4700 block of Sherwood Drive. The child was transported to the hospital with a bullet wound to the leg. We’re told he underwent surgery and is in stable condition.

Investigators learned that the child’s father was involved in an argument with his wife prior to the shooting. They say he was intoxicated and he allegedly pulled out a gun and began firing at her.

Although his wife was unharmed, a bullet traveled through the wall and struck his son.

Officials say the man will be charged with Attempted Murder, but have not released his name at this time.

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