BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – A 5-year-old girl is currently in the hospital after being shot around 1 p.m. on Monday, October 17.

The Baton Rouge Police Department says they responded to the 1700 block of North 49th St. after a shooting was reported in the area.

The police later learned a child was sent to the emergency room with apparent gunshot wounds.

BRPD confirms that 24-year-old Antoine Muse, of Baton Rouge, was arrested and charged with the crimes listed below:

  • Negligent Injuring
  • Illegal Use of a Weapon

“Investigators believe that a handgun belonging to Muse” was used in the shooting, according to the Baton Rouge Police Department.

BRPD believes that the 5-year-old shooting victim is going to be ok.