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4-year-old girl shot inside Durham apartment

Posted July 15, 2016 9:38 a.m. EDT

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— A 4-year-old girl was shot in the leg on Thursday night in a Durham apartment, police said.

Durham police responded around 9:30 p.m. to the 800 block of Underwood Avenue to an unknown problem. Officers on scene were told that a child was shot and was taken to the hospital in a private vehicle.

Police said the girl was inside the apartment when the shot was fired, and the bullet struck her in the leg and grazed her arm. The bullet entered an adjoining apartment, but no one else was injured.

The unidentified girl's injuries are not life-threatening.

A police K-9 located a gun in the bushes near the apartment.

The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information should call Crime Stoppers at 919-683-1200.