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Infant Hit By Stray Bullet

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A 9-month-old girl was wounded when she was hit by a stray bullet in Panorama City Saturday night, police said. The Daily News reports that the infant was in a stroller on Wakefield Avenue near Osborne Street when a bullet entered and exited her left thigh around 7:18 p.m., according to Sgt. Greg Bruce of LAPD's Mission station. He also said the 6-year-old girl who was walking next to the stroller may also have been wounded by the bullet's shrapnel, and was scratched on her left cheek.

ABC-7 reported that four men were involved in an argument that led to the shooting; the Daily News reports that the shooting occurred when an unidentified man fired at another man who was riding his bicycle on Wakefield Ave; the man on the bike wasn't hit, but got off his bike and fled from the scene on foot.

The infant and 6-year-old were taken to the Northridge Hospital Medical Center, where the infant is in stable condition. No word yet on the status of the suspect.

It's been a violent weekend in Panorama City. The Daily News reports that two men were taken into custody following a drive-by shooting (no injuries were reported) around 10:30 p.m. Saturday night. And on early Saturday morning, around 1:20 a.m., KTLA reports a person was stabbed in front of a Panorama City apartment building. TheL.A. Times crime mapping feature shows that crime jumped significantly in Panorama City during the week of Oct. 4 - Oct. 10.

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