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5-Year-Old Girl Shot In San Francisco’s Bayview

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San Francisco Police responding to a shooting of a 5-year-old girl near 3rd Street and Palou Avenue in the Bayview on September 20, 2011. (CBS)

San Francisco Police responding to a shooting of a 5-year-old girl near 3rd Street and Palou Avenue in the Bayview on September 20, 2011. (CBS)

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SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — Police are searching for two suspects involved in a shootout that injured a 5-year-old girl in San Francisco’s Bayview District Tuesday afternoon.

The girl was walking home with her father on Third Street near Palou Avenue around 4:30 p.m. when the father heard gunshots, police Officer Carlos Manfredi said.

The father saw that his daughter had fallen to the ground and discovered that she had been shot in her left knee, Manfredi said.

He flagged down police who called for paramedics and the girl was taken to San Francisco General Hospital with non-life threatening injuries and is in stable condition as of Tuesday night, Manfredi said.

KCBS’ Chris Filippi Reports:

Police said they believe there were two shooters and at least four shots were fired. The suspects were firing at each other and the girl was not the intended target, he said.

Officers are reviewing surveillance footage from a nearby store and are asking anyone who may have witnessed the shooting to call the Bayview investigation team at (415) 671-2363, the anonymous tip line at (415) 575-4444 or text a tip to TIP411.

(Copyright 2011 by CBS San Francisco. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

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