COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) — A young girl was hospitalized after a shooting in southeast Columbus early Tuesday morning. 

According to the Columbus Division of Police, at about 12:49 a.m., officers were called to the 2800 block of Fleet Road on the report of a shooting.  

When officers arrived on the scene, they found several shell casings on the sidewalk and the home had multiple bullet strikes to the front.  

Police said a nine-year-old girl inside the home was injured with a gunshot wound to the stomach. She was taken to an area hospital where she is expected to survive.  

A relative told NBC4 that the girl was sleeping when she was shot.

Police continue to investigate and ask anyone with information to call the CPD Felony Assault Unit at 614-645-4141 or Central Ohio Crime Stoppers at 614-461-8477.