5-year-old girl grazed in head by bullet in Brooklyn: NYPD

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Police and ambulances on the scene after a 5-year-old girl was grazed in the head by a stray bullet near New Lots Avenue and Montauk Avenue in East New York, Brooklyn on Monday, April 5, 2021, according to police. (Citizen App)

Police and ambulances on the scene after a 5-year-old girl was grazed in the head by a stray bullet near New Lots Avenue and Montauk Avenue in East New York, Brooklyn on Monday, April 5, 2021, according to police. (Citizen App)

EAST NEW YORK, Brooklyn — A 5-year-old girl was grazed in the head by a bullet Monday on a Brooklyn sidewalk, according to police.

It happened at around 6 p.m. Monday night near New Lots Avenue and Montauk Avenue in East New York, police said.

According to authorities, the child was playing outside when her mother heard the gunshots ring out and ran outside to find the child with the graze wound.

Police confirmed the girl was not the intended target.

She was taken to area hospital with injuries not considered to be life threatening and was described by police as in “stable” condition.

No arrests had been made as of Tuesday morning.

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