Child in stable condition after being shot Monday night

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COLUMBUS (WCMH)– Columbus Police say a 7-year-old girl is in stable condition after being shot in the back Monday night.

Shortly after 5 pm, Columbus Police were called to the area of Cleveland Avenue and Blake Avenue on reports of shots fired. They arrived at the scene, but did not find any victims.

Later that night, around 9:40 pm, a shooting victim was reported at a local hospital. She had been in a vehicle in the same area earlier in the night, according to police.

She had a minor gunshot wound in her back and is in stable condition.

Detectives believe these incidents are connected and are investigating.

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