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A 3-year-old Arnaudville boy is dead after being shot Thursday evening, according to the St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Office.

Sheriff's spokeswoman Maj. Ginny Higgins said deputies were called at 7:20 p.m. about the shooting at a residence in the 1000 block of Kennedy Drive.

The child was initially airlifted to a hospital and was listed Thursday night in critical condition, Higgins said, before he died just after 10 p.m.

The investigation remains ongoing and there is no further information at this time, she said.

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