SUFFOLK, Va. (WAVY) - Police say a 3-year-old boy shot at a Suffolk apartment complex Friday morning is now in stable condition, and the child's father has been charged.
22-year-old Michael Goodman of the 400 block of South Sixth Street in Suffolk, has been charged with shoot, cut, or stab malicious wounding, attempted malicious wounding, two counts of use of firearm in the commission of a felony, shooting into an occupied dwelling and two counts of child endangerment.
The victim was taken to Sentara Obici Hospital by Goodman and another person, and was then transferred to CHKD's Pediatric Intensive Care Unit in Norfolk.
Police say the incident was reported just before 9 a.m. in the 900 block of White Marsh Road.
Investigators say they recovered a handgun.
A neighbor speaking on condition of anonymity told WAVY.com how the scene unfolded, "The father of the baby, the mother and the other man everybody was arguing. The father went back out to his car and got a gun and he shot up. He's downstairs. He shot up. He didn't mean to shoot his baby, but he just shot up and shot the baby."
The neighbor said she was in a hallway at the apartment complex when the shooting happened.
This is a developing story. Stay with WAVY News 10 on air and online for updates.
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