10-Year-Old Girl Grazed by Bullet While Walking With Friends in Queens

The child is in stable condition

By Checkey Beckford
|  Saturday, Aug 3, 2013  |  Updated 6:01 PM EDT
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10-Year-Old Girl Grazed by Bullet in Queens

A 10-year-old girl is in stable condition after being shot by a stray bullet while walking on a Queens street early Saturday morning, police said.

The girl was struck by a bullet at around 1:30 a.m. when she was walking outside with friends near the corner of Dix Avenue and Pinson Street in Far Rockaway, officials said.

A man riding by on a bicycle opened fire on a group of people near where the girl was walking, according to officials, and she was not the intended target.

Authorities said the child was taken to Long Island Jewish Hospital and is expected to make a full recovery.

Neighbors say that while they're not surprised by the violence on their street, they never imagined a child would get caught in the crossfire.

"I don't know what I'd do if my kid got shot," said Jimmy Boody, a neighbor.

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