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Bullet from Harvey drive-by shooting strikes 5-year-old girl

HARVEY, Ill. (AP) — Officials in the Chicago suburb of Harvey say a 5-year-old girl was taken to the hospital after she was struck by a stray bullet.

Harvey spokesman Sean Howard tells the Daily Southtown that the child was taken Thursday night to Comer Children's Hospital in Chicago in stable condition.

She is not believed to be the intended target of the shooting.

Howard says the drive-by shooting happened in an area of the southern suburb that has seen a recent increase in gang activity. However, he said it's unclear if the shooting was gang-related.

Howard says Harvey police are investigating for any possible leads.

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