10-Year-Old Girl Shot In D.C. While Sitting In Car

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WASHINGTON (AP) — District of Columbia police say a 10-year-old girl is recovering after being shot in the leg while sitting in a car.

Police say the girl was driven to a police station on 42nd Street in northeast about 3:30 a.m. Monday after the incident. Investigators say she was struck while sitting in a vehicle on New York Avenue and Fenwick Street. They say she may have been struck by a stray bullet.

Authorities say the girl was taken to a trauma center and is expected to make a full recovery.

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