- Associated Press - Tuesday, March 31, 2015

AMARILLO, Texas (AP) - Amarillo police say an armed man had tried shooting a woman while she was sleeping in her bed with her 7-year-old son, but the child was struck instead by the gunfire.

Police say the boy was shot in the leg and was taken to a local hospital, where his condition wasn’t immediately known.

Authorities say the shooting stemmed from a domestic dispute. The suspect entered the home early Monday and attempted to shoot the woman.

Police say a teenager sleeping in another room heard a gunshot, rushed inside the bedroom and struggled with the man. The teenager wrestled the gun away from the man and threw it outside.

The suspect fled in a pickup truck, but was arrested several hours later.

An investigation is ongoing.

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