Child shot while playing 'tag' in Northeast Dallas

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by JASON WHITELY / WFAA

WFAA

Posted on September 4, 2013 at 8:15 AM

DALLAS — A child was hospitalized Tuesday night after suffering a gunshot wound to the face at a Northeast Dallas apartment complex.

Justin Yancy said he saw the eight-year-old victim playing "tag" with his friends at the Fox Hollow apartments at 9450 Royal Lane.

"The next thing I know, I heard a loud 'bang,' and he ran around the corner with a mouth full of blood," Yancy said.

The child had been shot in the jaw.

Investigating officers were led to a nearby vehicle where one person was arrested.

The name of the wounded child was not released. He was in surgery on Tuesday night, and one police officer said the child is expected to survive.

The suspect and additional witnesses were being interviewed.

E-mail jwhitely@wfaa.com

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