An 8-year-old child was struck by gunfire during a shootout in East Tuscaloosa Monday night, according to police.

Captain Jack Kennedy, the commander of the multi-agency Tuscaloosa Violent Crimes Unit, said officers were called to Crescent East Apartments to respond to a shooting late Monday night.

Witnesses said multiple people exchanged gunfire across several blocks in the neighborhood.

Kennedy said an 8-year-old was struck by a bullet and taken to Children's of Alabama hospital in Birmingham.

At the time of the report, Kennedy said the extent of the child's injuries was unknown but that they had the last report the VCU received, the victim was in stable condition.

This is a developing story, stay tuned to this site and station for more information as it becomes available.

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