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20-year-old man arrested after shooting two-year old boy in the Bronx

A 20-year-old man is in custody after a shooting left a child shot in the Bronx on Saturday.

Freddy Flores of the Bronx is charged with attempted murder, assault, criminal possession of a weapon, and reckless endangerment.

Shots rang out around 2 p.m. Saturday after officials say the man was in a fight with someone and opened fire from across the street, pulling the trigger five times on a .9mm handgun.

They say he did not hit his target, but a two-year-old boy, who was walking with his mom near the area, was struck in the hip with a bullet.

The toddler was taken to Jacobi Hospital in stable condition.

He celebrated his third birthday in the hospital.

Flores was caught by a fugitive task force, as he was checking into criminal court in Manhattan on a grand larceny case from more than a year ago.

Source: ABC Newyork

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