Cops: Man Shot Toddler In Stomach With BB Gun
A Freeport man was arrested Thursday night after police said he shot his 3-year-old niece in the stomach with a BB gun.

According to detectives, Allen Hubbard, 18, began shooting the BB gun from a window in his Archer Street residence, while looking after the toddler. At one point, Hubbard "fired one round at the child, striking her in the abdomen," a Nassau County police report said.

A short time later, when the child's mother realized what happened and saw the wound, she rushed the girl to a nearby hospital where she was treated and released, police said. Hospital personnel later notified Freeport Police who arrested Hubbard at 9:45 p.m.

Hubbard is scheduled for arraignment in First District Court in Hempstead Friday.