According to Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office spokesman Col. John Fortunato, the father says he was putting his 2-year-old child in a car seat when he noticed a black man and two black women across the street.
The father tells the JPSO that the man pulled a gun and started shooting.
One of the bullets went through the car door and struck the child in the face.
The child is now at Ochsner Hospital on the west bank with injuries that are described as “non-life threatening.”
A suspect in the shooting has not been named.