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Police: 3-year-old in critical condition after shooting

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    HAMMOND, Louisiana (WDSU) — A 3-year-old is in critical condition after a shooting in Hammond, according to the Hammond Police Department.

Officers responded to a shooting around 11:10 a.m. Saturday on North Morrison Boulevard near the Bill Hood Car Dealership.

According to police, Traonta Berry turned himself in for questioning in connection with the shooting.

Police said Berry argued with another man at the car dealership over a domestic matter, which led to a physical altercation.

The man Berry was arguing with left the dealership with his two children in the vehicle, according to police.

They said Berry got into his car, followed the man, and began shooting at his Jeep. A bullet struck the three-year-old child, who was in the front passenger seat.

The child was initially transported to North Oaks Medical Center and later flown to Children’s Hospital of Baton Rouge. According to the child’s family, he is currently stable but in critical condition.

Berry was booked with three counts of attempted first-degree murder, two counts of cruelty to a juvenile, one count of aggravated assault by drive-by shooting, one count of illegal discharge of a firearm, one count of aggravated obstruction of the highway, and one count of aggravated criminal damage.

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