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Teen inadvertently shoots 13-year-old girl while trying to shoot someone else, Lorain police say

Area where 13-year-old girl was shot in Lorain.
Posted at 9:50 AM, Oct 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-08 12:41:31-04

LORAIN, Ohio — A 13-year-old girl was hospitalized Wednesday after she was caught in the crossfire and shot in the abdomen.

Police responded to East 32nd Street and Denver Avenue where a young girl was shot.

Investigators discovered that a 17-year-old boy was at his home Wednesday when a group of individuals he has had ongoing issues with drove by his home. The teen decided to fire a gun at the car, but missed and struck the 13-year-old girl who was sitting outside on her grandmother's porch.

The 17-year-old was arrested and transported to a juvenile detention facility.

Police said the firearm used in the shooting was found concealed in another house close to where the boy fired the shot.

The 13-year-old victim was taken to a hospital in the Cleveland area for treatment. Her family told police that as of Thursday, she is in stable condition and is expected to recover.