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Young Girl Wounded in Shootout Between LAPD and Suspects

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An 8-year-old girl remains listed in stable condition at Children's Hospital today after she was "wounded in crossfire during a shootout between LAPD narcotics officers and three suspects," according to the Daily News. The child "was struck in the chest and suffered a bruised lung," when officers returned fire on suspects who shot at them from inside a black 1998 four-door Toyota police had followed into an alley in the North University Park area around 7 last night. Because the girl was "behind police officers during the altercation," early reports indicate she was "wounded by shots fired by the suspects toward police." The unnamed victim had reportedly asked her older sibling if she could play outside just a few more minutes when the incident took place. She is expected to survive.