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Man Accused of Shooting 5-Year-Old Fired into Crowd Three Times, Cops Say

By Ben Fractenberg | November 27, 2012 11:13am

SOUTH BRONX — Angel Morales fired three shots at three different men in the melee that left 5-year-old Hallie Dominguez seriously injured by a stray bullet early Sunday, court papers show.

Hallie was heading home with her family from a bridal shower when she was hit in the abdomen.

Morales, 18, was arraigned in Bronx Criminal Court Monday and charged with attempted murder, assault and criminal possession of a weapon for the 1 a.m. shooting outside 1997 Hughes Ave. in the Bronx.

Hallie was rushed to St. Barnabas Hospital where she was stabilized. She was later taken to Columbia Presbyterian, where she is in stable condition, according to the NYPD.

When police raided Morales' apartment Sunday evening they found a ziplock bag full of marijuana, 228 empty glass containers and a cache of bullets — including .40 caliber, .375 caliber and 9mm live rounds, according to the criminal complaint.

Morales is being held in lieu of $200,000 bail and is due back in court on Friday, prosecutors said.