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Bystander, 6, Killed in Shootout

May 28, 1998

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) _ A 6-year-old girl who went outside to play was struck and killed by a stray bullet from a shootout.

Shynece Anderson was pronounced dead of a gunshot wound to the abdomen after Wednesday’s gun battle. Also killed was Nathan Williams, 20.

Police said the girl apparently was hit by gunfire that erupted shortly after 7 p.m.

``Her mom had just let her out to play,″ said police Lt. Cheryl Degroff-Berry.

Williams was fatally shot in the back. Lt. Bill Wood said the shootout started after two men in a car argued with Williams while he walked in the parking lot.

Police said an armed passenger in the car opened fire with a handgun. A second gunman came to Williams’ defense and fired back.

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