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14-year-old girl injured in shooting in West Baltimore on Thursday

A 14-year-old girl was shot in the leg early Thursday morning in West Baltimore, police said.

Western District patrol officers responded about 1:50 a.m. to a hospital after the girl came in with a non-life-threatening gunshot wound to her leg.

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Preliminary investigation showed she was shot while driving through the 1700 block of West Baltimore Street in Franklin Square, according to a news release.

She was a passenger, and investigators believe she was not the intended target, the release says.

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Aside from a mini mart, the 1700 block of West Baltimore Street is comprised of boarded-up vacant buildings. People in the area Thursday morning said they weren’t aware of the shooting and would rather not comment on crime out of fear of retaliation.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 410-396-2477 or Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7Lockup.


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