21-year-old Arin Futrell of Durham, North Carolina was standing talking to his girlfriend on her front porch Wednesday morning. Futrell unintentionally discharged a handgun that was in the pocket of his sweatshirt. The bullet hit his girlfriend's 5-month-old daughter who was in a car seat on the porch.
The girl was hit in the hand and the leg. She was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
Futrell was arrested and charged with felony negligent child abuse resulting in bodily injury. He was also arrested on outstanding warrants charging him with attempted breaking and entering.
A neighbor called 911 after hearing the gunshot. When asked what kind of gun it was, the caller responded "it was a loud gun, whatever kind of gun it was, it was super loud."