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4-year-old shot in Newport News

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Posted at 6:32 AM, Aug 17, 2012
and last updated 2012-08-17 11:46:39-04

According to Newport News police, a 4-year-old child was shot in the leg on Thursday night.

Police say at about 8:20 p.m. they responded to the 600 block of Ridley Circle. There were reports of gunshots in the area.

A woman told officers that she was outside of a home and heard what she described as several young men fighting. She says she heard gunshots then heard her 4-year-old daughter scream inside of the home.

She went to check on the child and discovered what appeared to be a gunshot wound to her leg.

She was taken to a hospital by medics with what appears to be non-life threatening injuries. 

There is no suspect information or description at this time. 

Anyone with information is asked to call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.