Alabama man charged with attempted murder in shooting of 1-year-old girl

Published 11:36 am Wednesday, April 29, 2020

An Alabama man accused of involvement in a shooting that seriously wounded a 1-year-old girl was charged Tuesday with attempted murder, authorities said.

Larry Jackson Jr., 20, was booked into the Jefferson County Jail on the charge and a count of discharging a firearm into an occupied vehicle, according to Birmingham police.

The victim, Liberty Hall, remained hospitalized and in intensive care Tuesday after being struck by a bullet in the backseat of a car Sunday evening, news outlets reported. The girl’s mother told she was running an errand with Liberty in the car when gunfire erupted.

The investigation remains ongoing and detectives are searching for other suspects that may have been involved, news outlets quoted Sgt. Rod Mauldin as saying.

It was unclear whether Jackson had an attorney who could comment on his behalf.