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Man Shoots Child in Head During Backyard Target Practice (Video)

| by Michael Allen

Cristian Manzano allegedly shot a 9-year-old girl in the head while firing at targets in his Dallas, Texas backyard on Saturday.

One of his bullets reportedly made it past the fence, went through a neighbor's kitchen window and hit the little girl in the head, reports the Dallas Morning News (video below).

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She was taken to Children’s Medical Center Dallas and is in critical condition.

According to WFAA, Manzano was charged with "causing serious bodily injury to a child and recklessly discharging a firearm in a city limits."

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Manzano pleaded guilty on Feb. 11 to unlawfully carrying a weapon and marijuana charges from a March 2013 arrest. 

Manzano had agreed to pay a $100 fine and forfeit his gun, according to court records, but it's not clear if that was the same gun that reportedly shot the little girl.

One of Manzano’s neighbors had called the police after hearing gunshots from Manzano’s backyard two other times.

Sources: Dallas Morning News and WFAA