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Infant critically injured when father accidentally hits her during domestic dispute: police

Posted at 7:29 PM, May 07, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-08 06:14:02-04

BELMONT, the Bronx — A 2-month-old baby was critically injured Sunday after she was accidentally hit while her parents fought, police sources say.

The incident happened at an apartment on Southern Boulevard in the Belmont section of the Bronx just after 4 a.m., police say

The father, 28, went to swing at the mother, 26, but instead accidentally hit the little girl, sources say.

The child, who had swelling to the side of her face, was taken to the hospital in critical condition, police said Monday.

The father fled the scene, but was later questioned and released, police said.

It is not clear if he turned himself in or was found by investigators.

No charges have been filed.