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Bronx Girl, 10, Grazed By Bullet Walking Home From School

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A 10-year-old Bronx girl was shot walking home from school. (credit: CBS 2)

A 10-year-old Bronx girl was shot walking home from school. (credit: CBS 2)

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A 10-year-old girl was grazed by a bullet Wednesday afternoon while walking home from school in the Bronx.

The young girl, who was walking with her mother at the time of the shooting, was treated in an ambulance at the scene and was taken to Bronx Lebanon Hospital.  She is expected to be fine, CBS 2’s Hazel Sanchez reported.

1010 WINS’ Gary Baumgarten Reports

The incident happened in the Fairmont-Claremont Village section of the borough at the intersection of Fox Street and Home Street.

“I hear about 4 or 5 gunshot on the corner of Fox…I don’t know what happened,” said witness Jesus Basutz.

Police are still looking for a man in his 2’s who they said fired at least 8 bullets, one of which struck the girl as she left P.S. 150 and walked home.  Several other bullets were lodged in a nearby home.

Authorities said it is unclear why the gunman opened fire, but that the child and her mother were not the intended targets.

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