Sampson County sheriff: 7-month-old shot following fight at nearby birthday party

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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

CLINTON (WTVD) -- A 7-month-old is in the hospital after being shot in the torso.

According to the Sampson County Sheriff's Office, deputies were called to Bumpy Lane just before 9 p.m. on Sunday after receiving reports of shots fired.

When they arrived, deputies were met by a woman carrying a baby who had been shot.

The child was transported to Sampson Regional Medical Center but she was later airlifted to UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill.

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After investigating, deputies determined that two armed men approached another male at a nearby birthday party and an altercation ensued.

Authorities said the intended target took off running and the two armed subjects opened fire; one of the bullets went through the wall of the mobile home in which the infant lived.

The suspects are described as Hispanic males. One suspect was wearing a mask and the other wasn't.

The incident is still under investigation.