A 9-year-old girl inside her Jersey Shore home was struck by a bullet fired during a shootout between a suspect and police outside the house Wednesday evening, neighbors and witnesses said.
Neighors said police were chasing a suspect on an Asbury Park street when the gunfire erupted.
The girl was inside her home when she was grazed by the bullet, according to Warren Hall, a pastor at Deliverance Temple Church who said he spoke with the girl's father.
She was treated and released from Jersey Shore Medical Center, Hall said. She was not critically hurt.
The suspect, 20-year-old Dante Allen, was shot in the leg by officers, according to Allen's sister. She told reporters that police told her Allen had shot at officers.
Allen is being treated at Jersey Shore Medical Center and is expected to be OK. He is under arrest.
Messages have been left with the prosecutor's office and police.