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8-Year-Old Girl Among 3 Hit by Stray Bullets as Gunfire Erupts Outside NYC Supermarket

The 8-year-old victim was dressed as an astronaut for Halloween as she walked the neighborhood with her father, police said

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An 8-year-old girl and two adults were caught in the crossfire as bullets started flying in Manhattan Saturday evening, officials said.

None of the three victims -- a 39-year-old man and a 36-year-old woman, in addition to the child -- had any connection to the gunfire that erupted outside a supermarket on Malcolm X Boulevard and West 116th Street in Harlem around 7 p.m. Saturday, officials said.

The two adults were hit in the arm by stray bullets, while the girl was hit in the knee. All are expected to survive.

Police responded to the scene outside of the supermarket for 911 calls made for the woman; EMS then transported her to a nearby hospital.

At the time of the shooting, the male victim was walking with his two daughters, who were dressed up for Halloween. The 8-year-old girl was dressed as an astronaut, the other girl, 6, was Elsa. The injured father and daughter went to a hospital via private transportation, police said.

"I see this guy step back... I see him show a gun and in a split second he just pulled it out started blasting," the man said. ""I didn't even realize I got hit until I felt like I had a million bees stinging me at once. I took my jacket off, I have a hole the size of a quarter in my arm."

The man's 8-year-old daughter was still in the hospital Sunday evening, recovering from the gunshot wound below her knee.

"Her bone was shattered and her best case scenario right now is months of rehab. She's already autistic. She's asking why did the man shoot her," he continued.

Photos of at least two suspects wanted by police were tweeted out by the officials NYPD account.

No arrests have been made.

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