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12-year-old girl shot while walking down Decatur street

A 12-year-old girl was shot in Decatur while walking down a street Tuesday night, the Herald & Review reports.

The unidentified girl was wounded from a gunshot possibly fired from a car near Main Street and Hilton Street, according to the Herald & Review. She was taken to a local hospital for treatment. It was not clear if the girl was the intended target of the shooting.

Police said a group in a passing car was arguing with another group of people nearby at about 6:09 p.m., the Herald & Review reported. Someone from the car fired shots, and the girl was shot in the leg.

According to WAND, officers had not made any arrests as of 8:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Kaley Johnson: 618-239-2526, @KaleyJohnson6

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