Girl, 10, shot in backyard in south Stockton
STOCKTON — A 10year-old girl was shot while she was in her south Stockton backyard on Tuesday afternoon, police reported.
The victim was struck by gunfire at around 4:20 p.m. as she was outside a residence in the 400 block of East Clay Street, according to the report.
Authorities said the victim was taken to a local hospital for treatment of a non-life-threatening injury. Officers said on Wednesday that the victim is expected to survive.
Police said a man was seen getting into an unknown vehicle and fleeing the area; however, there were no additional details released.
The Stockton Police Department is encouraging people to call if they have information pertaining to this investigation. Callers can contact the Stockton Police Department at 209937-8377, the Investigation Unit at 209-937-8323, or Crime Stoppers at 209-9460600. Callers can remain anonymous.
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