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7-year-old child shot in downtown Houma

HOUMA, La. — Numerous gunshots fired at a residence in the 600 block of Duval Street resulted in a 7-year-old being hospitalized after being hit by a bullet while inside the home just after midnight on Monday morning.

According to the Houma Police Department, the family transported the child to a medical facility for treatment.

Medical personnel diagnosed the injuries as non-life threatening and released the child from medical care.

An investigation is ongoing.

Neither a suspect nor motive has been identified at this time.

The Houma PD is asking anyone with information to contact police at 985-873-6371 or submit a tip anonymously through Crime Stoppers Bayou Region by phone at 1-800-743-7433 or online at

As a reminder, tipsters could be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000 in cash if the information leads to an arrest.

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