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Police: 10-Year-Old Girl, Teen Shot in Springfield, Massachusetts

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    A 10-year-old girl was hit by a stray bullet when a man shot a 19-year-old woman Thursday in Springfield, Massachusetts, police say. (Published Thursday, June 9, 2016)

    A 10-year-old girl was hit by a stray bullet when a man shot a 19-year-old woman Thursday in Springfield, Massachusetts, police say.

    According to Springfield Police, a man got out of a car near the corner of Belmont Avenue and Euclid Avenue. He got into an argument with a group of people and shot the teen in the buttocks.

    The child was struck in the leg by a stray bullet.

    The girl's mother got to the scene started taking her to Bay State Medical Center, calling 911 on the way. An ambulance met them at the intersection of Chestnut Street and Mattoon Street, and the girl was treated on the scene and taken by the ambulance to the hospital.

    Both victims' injuries are described by police as superficial. The teenager, however, is not cooperating, police say.

    The suspect is described as a man in his early 30s with a mohawk. He was wearing a neon green traffic vest and his Honda Civic has Massachusetts plates.

    Anyone with information is asked to call Springfield Police.


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