FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. — Police have arrested a North Carolina man after a 3-year-old child was shot in an apartment.

A news release from Fayetteville police said 22-year-old Brian Michael Cavalier and another person were handling a .45 caliber handgun on Friday when it fired a round through a wall and into the adjacent apartment.

According to police, the bullet went through a wall, entered the adjacent apartment and hit the child in the shoulder. Authorities say while the child suffered a serious injury, it was not life-threatening.

Cavalier is charged with discharging a barreled weapon into occupied property and discharging a barreled weapon into occupied property causing serious bodily injury. He’s jailed on a $100,000 bond, and it’s not known if he has an attorney. The second person was not charged.

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