5-year-old girl rushed to hospital after being shot

5-year-old girl rushed to hospital after being shot

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DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. -

A 5-year-old girl was rushed to the hospital Sunday night after a stray bullet struck her in the shoulder.

DeKalb County Police tell FOX 5 News that it happened just after 8:30 p.m. Sunday at an apartment complex located at 2151 Flat Shoals Road. They say the girl was standing near a window as an argument between two individuals outside escalated, eventually leading to gunfire. The girl was taken to Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston where she will undergo surgery. She is expected to be okay.

Police say they are searching for the pair that caused the hail of gunfire to erupt into the apartments. They spent the evening combing over the apartments and interviewing residents to try to identify the gunmen that were involved in the gun battle. Residents say the sprawling apartment complex was dusted with shell casings.

Anyone with information the shooting is asked to contact police.

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