Police: 5-year-old girl injured in southeast Columbus shooting

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) –Police say a 5-year-old girl was shot in southeast Columbus, early Saturday.

The Columbus Division of Police says an unknown suspect fired shots near the 1800 block of South 5th Street at 4:14 a.m.

According to police, a 5-year-old was struck once in the back while in bed.

The victim was transported to Nationwide Children’s Hospital in critical condition, but is now stable.

The residence across the street was damaged by the gunfire as well, according to the responding officers.

No further injuries were reported and no witnesses were at the scene when it occurred.

Police ask anyone with information to call 614-645-4141.

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