DETROIT (WWJ) – Detroit police have now identified the man wanted in connection with the shotgun shooting of a 3-year-old girl earlier this week.

Investigators said 20-year-old Vernon Coles is suspected of shooting the little girl outside a home on Cardoni Street on the city’s east side.

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“Regardless of what the altercation was, there is no excuse for what happened – there is no excuse for a 3-year-old being shot,” said Detroit Police Chief Ralph Godbee, following the incident Tuesday evening.

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The child, who was struck in the chest, arm and leg, is recovering from her injuries.

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Coles was still at large on Thursday. Anyone who sees him should not approach him, but call 9-1-1 or Detroit police.