A 20-month-old child was shot in Detroit, US, on Monday night November 9, during an argument between her mother and a neighbor about a food delivery, police have revealed.
According to MLive, who first reported the story, police alleged that during their argument, the neighbor raised a hammer at the woman who took out a gun and fired several shots.
The toddler girl was seated in a nearby Dodge Charger and was struck in the hip.
The girl was then rushed to the hospital in critical condition around 7:45 p.m, with the mum in agony over her action.
“I don’t know if I can adequately find the words for the feeling I get when anytime a child or an innocent person of any sort, is the victim of violence,” Detroit police Capt. Ian Severy told Fox 2.
“It is disgusting, quite frankly.”
Police noted the woman has a concealed pistol license.
“There are a lot of people lawfully carrying firearms and I encourage people that are able to so lawfully, with that comes a great deal of responsibility, what the actions may be and what the consequences may be,” Severy said.
The girl is still in intensive care as at press time while the mother was taken into custody .