HAMMOND, LA (NBC33) — A 7-year-old boy is recovering in the hospital after being shot in the hip during a drive-by shooting.
The Hammond Police Department reports that the shooting happened on Wednesday, Oct. 9 at roughly 6:00 p.m. The boy was located in the backseat of a vehicle that was traveling down South Morrison Blvd.
Officials say the window of the vehicle was struck by a bullet, but the occupants were unaware that their son was injured. The vehicle continued on I-55 until Ponchatoula.
After stopping at a gas station, they became aware of the child’s injury. The couple called 911 and then drove the boy to a nearby hospital. He is currently listed in stable condition.
If you know anything about this incident, call (985) 277-5743.