Meridian Police: Domestic fight leads to toddler being shot

20586534-smallMERIDIAN, Mississippi (AP) — Meridian police are looking for a man involved in a domestic altercation that led to the shooting of a child in a car seat.

Capt. John Griffith tells The Clarion-Ledger the toddler was in the car when she was hit in the head by a bullet while two men argued inside a residence. Sgt. Dareall Thompson tells WTOK-TV the victim is a girl.

Neither of the men is the child’s father. Griffith says one of the men is her mother’s boyfriend.

Police are questioning one man and searching for the man who is believed to have fired the shot that hit the car, and subsequently struck the child.

The child was transported to a hospital in Jackson. Her condition is unknown.

The shooting occurred around 11:40 a.m. Wednesday.

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