From CBC News: ‘This is horrific’: 5-year-old shot in Toronto
Posted by cgccanada on May 22, 2009
From CBC News:
Toronto Police say they will “leave no stone unturned” in their hunt for the gunman who shot a five-year-old girl on Thursday night.
The child was shot in the chest as she stood inside her home on Bellevue Crescent, near Lawrence Avenue West and Weston Road.
Someone outside fired a spray of bullets. At least one of the bullets pierced the door of the girl’s townhouse apartment and struck her in the chest.
She was rushed to Toronto’s Sick Children’s Hospital where doctors found the bullet had struck her lung. In spite of the seriousness of the injury the hospital says she is in stable condition.
“We’re going to leave no stone unturned until we find who has done this,” said Staff Sgt. Karen Smythe. “This is horrific.”
Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward. They also suspect others may have been injured by the bullets or from bullet fragments and are also asking those people to contact police.
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