Father of toddler shot in Oakland says he's better

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OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- The father of an Oakland toddler shot in the head during a gun battle says his son is responding to contact.

Hiram Lawrence told KTVU-TV (http://bit.ly/sBRSRZ) that his 1-year-old son, also named Hiram, remains in critical condition but is responding to touch. He was speaking to reporters outside Oakland Children's Hospital on Wednesday.

Police were still searching for suspects after the shootout in a parking lot where a rap music video was being filmed left seven people wounded, including the boy.

The boy, just weeks away from his second birthday, was shot in the head when at least three men opened fire on a crowd of people shortly after 6 p.m. on Monday.

The crowd was in the parking lot where a rap video was being filmed.

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Information from: KTVU-TV.

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