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Shooting seriously injures four year-old girl in Buffalo

Posted: 10:50 AM, May 18, 2018
Updated: 2018-05-18 21:17:53Z

Buffalo Police are investigating a late-night shooting that seriously injured a four-year old girl.

Police say the girl was grazed by gunfire about 10:20 p.m. Thursday while in a vehicle in the 300 block of Lasalle Avenue near Comstock. Neighbors tell Eyewitness News that the girl was struck in the head by a bullet while parked in a driveway with her mother. 

The child, who the family has identified as Lelaina Mackelmore, was driven in a civilian vehicle to Sisters Hospital with what police are calling 'serious injuries.'

Investigators say the girl was not the intended target.

A gofundme page for the girl is asking for donations to help with medical costs.

Anyone with information is asked to call or text the confidential tipline at 847-2255.

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