Phong Nguyen, 34, was charged with attempted murder and assault in the shooting of the 5-year-old during a heated argument with his wife.
Bond for Nguyen was set at $80,000 and he was slapped with a "stay away" order during Monday's hearing before an Orleans Parish magistrate.
The (New Orleans) Times-Picayune said Tuesday Nguyen got into an argument Sunday with his wife at their east New Orleans home. He allegedly fired a gun into a wall with the bullet striking the youngster, who was in another area of the house, in the side and leg.
The child underwent surgery at a hospital. Nguyen surrendered to police at the scene.
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