11-year-old Wisconsin girl critically hurt, in medically induced coma after Madison shooting

11-year-old girl critically hurt, in medically induced coma after shooting

MADISON, Wis. — An 11-year-old Wisconsin girl is in a medically induced coma after she was shot in the head, her family said.

One person has been shot, and is in the hospital with a life-threatening-injury following late morning gunfire between...

Posted by Madison Police Department on Tuesday, August 11, 2020

According to WMTV and WISC, the incident occurred shortly before noon Tuesday near East Washington and Lexington avenues in Madison. The girl, a passenger in a vehicle driven by a man who was taking care of her, was struck as occupants of two cars exchanged gunfire, Madison police said. Police believe the shooter had been trying to hit the driver, not the girl, the news outlets reported.

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The child, who was shot in the head, was rushed to a nearby hospital in critical condition, authorities said. She underwent surgery and is now in a medically induced coma, a relative told WMTV. Her injury is considered life-threatening, doctors added.

The investigation is ongoing, and police are still working to identify suspects in the case, WISC reported.

If you have any information about the shooting, submit a tip to Crime Stoppers at P3Tips.com.

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