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2-year-old shot while playing in Treme

The girl was playing outside with other children. (Source: Meg Gatto) The girl was playing outside with other children. (Source: Meg Gatto)
NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) -

A 2-year-old girl was shot Monday night while playing outside.

The incident happened at the edge of the Treme neighborhood, one block from the French Quarter.

Officers received reports of the shooting just before 8:30 p.m. in the 1100 block of Gov. Nicholls Street. New Orleans Police say that a man walked up and started shooting as a group of adults and children were outside.

Police said the girl sustained a gunshot wound to the leg and was taken to the hospital.

The suspect fled in an unknown direction.

Police are interviewing resident in the neighborhood to piece together what happened. Many of them were sitting outside when the shooting unfolded.

"It's appalling. It's happening too much, and luckily we just heard that baby is okay,” Mark Spears said. “There really wasn't that much injuries."

There is no update on the girl's condition at this time. Investigators hope surveillance cameras in the area can help track down the man responsible for the shooting.

Anyone with information on the incident is asked to contact Crimestoppers at (504) 822-1111.

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