At approximately 4:30 this afternoon, Jefferson County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to the 300 block of 62nd Street to investigate a person who had been shot. Upon arrival, deputies discovered a young child had been struck by gunfire. According to witnesses, the child and her father were traveling in their automobile near the 5000 block of Avenue F in Fairfield. Shots were fired in the area. At least one shot entered the victim’s vehicle and struck the child. The father drove away from the area in which shots were being fired and called law enforcement from a safe location. The child was transported by ambulance to Children’s Hospital. Her condition is unknown at this time.
Detectives are on scene conducting the investigation into this shooting. If you have any information regarding this shooting, please call Crime Stoppers at 205-254-7777 or the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office at 205-325-1450 option 2.