5-Year-Old Girl Shot in Street, Wounded in Baltimore

The 5-year-old girl's older sister was killed in a shooting this summer. She's the city's youngest homicide victim this year.

Authorities say a 5-year-old girl has been shot and wounded in Baltimore. 

Someone who heard gunshots Monday evening saw the child lying on the sidewalk and took her to the hospital for treatment, Baltimore police say. Police were called to the hospital, where they learned the girl suffered a gunshot wound to the groin. 

The girl was immediately taken into surgery. Police were told she was alert and able to talk to doctors. 

The shooting took place in Baltimore's Sandtown-Winchester neighborhood. 

The girl's current condition is unknown. 

According to the Baltimore Sun, the little girl is the sister of Taylor Hayes, the 7-year-old who was shot in a car in Southwest Baltimore in July. Hayes is the youngest person killed in a Baltimore shooting this year.

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