Girl shot in the face in Jennings

9:38 PM, Aug 22, 2011   |    comments
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Jennings, MO (KSDK) - A 14-year-old girl was shot in the face in Jennings Monday afternoon.

The shooting took place around 3:30 p.m. in the 2300 block of Hord.

The girl, an 8th grade Jennings Junior High student, was rushed to a local hospital. She's currently in surgery and listed in critical condition.

Witness Paula Hughes says, "I thought it was firecrackers but it was gunfire and this baby was shot. And she collapsed across the street and all the kids were jumping and screaming she's been shot."

St. Louis County Police said the victim was not the intended target of the gunfire.


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