MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A young girl was hospitalized after being shot in Fox Meadows Monday night.

Memphis Police say the shooting happened around 9:30 p.m. in the 3500 block of Fox Meadows Road. The suspect, Leo Benton, was lying on the couch with his girlfriend and her daughter, watching television.

Reports say Benton jumped up with his gun and laughed before firing a shot at the child.

Home on Fox Meadows Road (Photo by Melissa Moon, WREG)

The child was taken to Le Bonheur in critical condition with a gunshot wound to the right side of her head.

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Memphis Police charged 32-year-old Leo Benton with attempted first-degree murder, being a convicted felon in possession of a handgun, possession of firearm/dangerous felony and aggravated child abuse.