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Teen shot in guarded condition
Rochester, N.Y. --A 14-year-old girl is in guarded condition at Strong Memorial Hospital after being shot in the lower torso Thursday night.
Police say someone fired multiple shots on Leo Street around 7:30 p.m. Thursday. The girl was sitting on her neighbor's porch a block down on Burbank St.
"It's very tragic. She was a ways away from where the shooting occurred," said Lt. Joe Hayes, with the Rochester Police Department. "This is summer time. There are kids out playing, they're families out enjoying the warm weather. Obviously, it makes it worse that it's a 13-year-old girl, but obviously tragic that anyone is getting shot in broad daylight."
Police do not believe the 14-year-old was the intended target.
13WHAM spoke with people in the neighborhood. They describe it as a close-knit area where many young children play.
"Its scary, you know, she grew up here," one neighbor told 13WHAM. "Were all family around here so its very scary especially in the day time when all the kids are out. We have lots and lots of kids around here."
No arrests have been made. Police are investigating.