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7-year-old girl shot in Maryland in critical condition

July 5, 2018

BALTIMORE (AP) — Maryland authorities say a 7-year-old girl was shot and is now in critical and unstable condition.

News outlets quote Baltimore Police as saying the girl was shot in the city Thursday afternoon while seated in the back seat of a car. Baltimore Police spokesman T.J. Smith says the girl is currently “fighting for her life.” Smith says it’s unclear if the vehicle was targeted.

Smith says police learned of the shooting when a man ran up to an officer near the scene and told him the girl had been wounded. He says the officer found the girl unresponsive. The officer flagged down a private medic who provided aid and then took the girl to a trauma center. Smith says officers are canvasing the area and the investigation is ongoing.

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