Authorities in North Carolina said a 1-year-old girl was shot while playing outside a home at McDougald Terrace in Durham Sunday afternoon.
Investigators at the Durham Police Department told ABC 11 the gunman fled the scene and police were not able to make an arrest.
A stray bullet hit the baby girl, and the apparent shooting was not meant to hit the child, WRAL reported.
The toddler was transferred to a nearby hospital with minor injuries and is expected to be okay.
The child was supervised by a parent who was outside at the time of the incident.
The parent did not get injured, but investigators believe the parent was the target of the shooting, instead of the child, ABC 11 reported.
The shooting happened just after 4:30 p.m. on Truman Street in Durham and was reported by multiple residents, police said.
Many residents gathered around the scene, with some being worried about the current social distancing measures to help curve the spread of the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus, a CBS 17 reporter said at the scene.
An active investigation is currently ongoing, and no additional information was released.
Durham County is located about 50 miles from Greensboro and 121 miles from Charlotte in North Carolina.
The News & Observer reported that McDougald Terrace is Durham’s largest public housing community and was built in the 1950s.
Earlier this year in January, some residents had to evacuate the community housing area because apartments’ furnaces, water heaters, and stoves needed replacement due to exposure to carbon monoxide.
Hundreds of families were evacuated at the time, and some residents just started to return after authorities fixed the households.
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Author: Lorenz Duchamps