Girl, 9, taken to Nationwide Children’s after being caught in exchange of gunfight

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COLUMBUS (WCMH) — A 9-year-old girl was taken to Nationwide Children’s Hospital after being caught in the crossfire of a shooting in south Columbus Wednesday afternoon.

According to Columbus Police, officers were dispatched on a report of a shooting in the 1800 block of South 5th Street at approximately 4:50 p.m.

When officers arrived, they found found the girl had been shot in the upper left torso.

The girl told police that she was opening a door when she heard fireworks, or gunshots, then something struck her chest. She did not see who was shooting.

Police said suspects were exchanging gunfire, and the female juvenile victim was caught in the crossfire.

The victim is in stable condition, police said.

The suspects fled the area after the shooting, police said.

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