Girl shot; mother crashes on way to hospital

Indications are that the 6-year-old was struck by a stray bullet fired during a rolling gun battle, authorities say

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SHREVEPORT, La. (KSLA) — A 6-year-old girl has been shot.

"YA'LL STOP": Girl playing in yard hit by bullet from rolling gun battle; Mom crashes while rushing child to hospital

And Jordan Garner’s mother crashed while driving the child to the hospital Monday afternoon.

It appears that Garner was playing in a front yard in the 400 block of West 76th Street in Shreveport when she was struck in her left hand by a stray bullet, authorities say.

Preliminary investigation indicates people in two vehicles were shooting at each other at West 76th Street at Linwood Avenue. No one has reported seeing the vehicles.

Garner’s mother, Jerrica Hamilton, and another family member were rushing the child to the hospital when their vehicle crashed at Linwood and Midway Avenue, just blocks from the emergency room, about 2:08 p.m. Monday.

The car hit a retainer wall along Linwood then went airborne and landed in Forest Park Cemetery. One of the adults was injured in the crash.

Hamilton then reportedly hopped out, grabbed her daughter and flagged down a motorist who took them to the hospital.

Authorities said the child’s wound was not life-threatening.

There was no immediate word on the condition of the two adults.

This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available.

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