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13 year-old fighting for her life after being hit by stray bullet

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Posted at 5:19 AM, Jul 10, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-10 05:22:40-04

Lexi Behan is fighting for her life, currently on a ventilator until she can breathe on her own.

Behan was sitting on her front porch with her family, when she was hit by a stray bullet on Buffalo's West Side. A 33 year-old man was also shot and a 9 year-old was injured running away from the scene.

The family says Lexi is currently on a ventilator and under sedation. The bullet struck both of her lungs and is currently lodged near her carotid artery. 

There's currently a tear in her esophagus and doctors are hoping it will scar over and repair itself. More surgery may by needed.

Lexi's brother has created a GoFundMe account to help pay for medical expenses.