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11-year-old hit in the head by bullet in in Durham

Durham police said Tuesday night a juvenile was in the hospital in serious condition after being hit in the head by a bullet from one of two vehicles which were shooting at each other.

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Rosalia Fodera
, WRAL multimedia journalist
DURHAM, N.C. — Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward for information that leads to an arrest after an 11-year-old girl was shot in the head on Sept. 22.

The girl was treated at the hospital and is recovering after being hit in the head by a bullet from one of two vehicles that were shooting at each other.

Police said the shooting happened in the area of Guess Road and Horton Road. A third vehicle that wasn't involved in the shooting was hit. A young girl in that vehicle was hit in the head by a bullet.

Durham police said when they arrived the child was conscious and alert, but bleeding from a wound on the top of her head. She was taken to the hospital for treatment of an injury that does not appear to be life-threatening.

The girl's mother said they were driving north of Guess Road when they heard shots from an unknown direction. The mother said she then realized her child, who was sitting in the backseat, had been shot.

Witnesses said they saw occupants of two cars firing shots at each other on Guess Road, near Horton Road.

No charges have been filed in the case. Anyone with information is asked to call Investigator Bernock at 919-560-4440, ext. 29414 or Crime Stoppers at 919-683-1200.


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