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Toddler, 5 Others Hit in Brooklyn Shooting

The injuries were not considered life-threatening

By Shimon Prokupecz
|  Monday, Jul 30, 2012  |  Updated 8:42 PM EDT
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Police continue to search for the gunman who wounded six people, including a toddler, during a drive-by shooting in Brooklyn Sunday evening.  News 4's John Noel reports.

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Police continue to search for the gunman who wounded six people, including a toddler, during a drive-by shooting in Brooklyn Sunday evening. News 4's John Noel reports.

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Toddler, 5 Others Hit in Brooklyn Shooting

Six people, including a toddler, were struck by bullets in Brooklyn Sunday evening, law enforcement sources told NBC 4 New York. News 4's Gus Rosendale reports.
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Police continue to search for the gunman who wounded six people, including a toddler, during a drive-by shooting in Brooklyn Sunday evening, law enforcement sources told NBC 4 New York.

A 25-year-old man was shot in the back and his 2-year-old daughter suffered a graze wound to the leg when gunfire erupted near Chester Street and Riverdale Avenue in Brownsville. Another teenager and three men in their 20s were hit in the leg and back.

None of the injuries was considered life-threatening.

The little girl's mother and her family gathered at Brookdale Hospital Sunday. They did not know where the bullets came from or what prompted the shooting, but were stunned that a child so young was shot.

"I know what happens in the area, but when it comes to your immediate family, you don't expect this to happen," said the toddler's grandmother, Letera Hinton.

"I guess nowawdays, you never know where you can be hit," said her mother, Jahlessa Westry. "If you have kids or siblings, they can be targets like my child."

Police are investigating.

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