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6-year-old girl shot while in backseat of car will survive injuries, police say

The girl was shot after someone fired upon the car following a verbal altercation, according to police.

PHOENIX - A 6-year-old girl rushed to the hospital Wednesday night with a gunshot wound will survive her injuries, police said Thursday afternoon.

The young girl was reportedly in a car seat in the back seat of a vehicle when the occupants of the car got in a verbal altercation with a group of people in the 6300 block of W. Flower Street.

That's when someone outside the car began firing upon the vehicle and struck the 6-year-old. That suspect is unknown at this time.

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The investigation is ongoing and anyone who may have information is urged to contact Phoenix police or Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS (948-6377).