Breaking: Child shot in Orange

February 12, 2019

An 8-year-old girl in Orange was shot Monday night.

The incident was reported on a police scanner just before 6 p.m. At the scene in the 900 block of Cooper Street moments later, several people from the neighborhood were gathered around a little girl in a chair. She was bleeding but conscious and alert.

The Orange Fire Department arrived and loaded the child into an ambulance. The department confirmed the age and gender of the victim. Rescuers could be seen tending to her.

On the street, a neighbor reported that two children had been playing with a gun in a front yard moments before the gunshot was heard.

Police have not yet provided any details.

Officers were seen talking with family members on site and searching the area. They found a boy in a car.

Police did not take anyone into custody. They cleared the scene sometime after 7 p.m.

Eric Williams is a freelance photographer.

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