DALLAS A 46-year-old man was arrested Tuesday night following a shooting that left a 7-year-old boy in critical condition.

Police charged Brian Cloninger with injury to a child.

The child was hospitalized Tuesday night after suffering a gunshot wound to the face at a Northeast Dallas apartment complex.

Justin Yancy said he saw the 7-year-old victim playing tag with his friends at the Fox Hollow apartments at 9450 Royal Lane.

The next thing I know, I heard a loud 'bang,' and he ran around the corner with a mouth full of blood, Yancy said.

The child was shot in the jaw.

Investigating officers were led to a nearby vehicle, where Clolinger was taken into custody.

In a statement released Wednesday morning, Dallas police said the child is listed in critical but stable condition after undergoing surgery.

Cloninger was booked into Lew Sterret Jail on a $2.2-million bond.

Authorities did not reveal a motive behind the shooting.

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