Girl Caught in Crossfire of Gang-Related Shooting In Boyle Heights Shot in Head

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Police in Boyle Heights were investigating a suspected gang-related shooting in which a 10-year-old girl was wounded in the back of the head Friday evening.

The girl, who police say was "caught in the crossfire," was shot around 6 p.m. near the intersection of South Chicago Street and Rogers Avenue, according to Officer Mike Lopez with the Los Angeles Police Department.

The teenager -- who was initially identified as being 12 years old -- was transported to County-USC Medical Center, Lopez said.

There was no word on her condition, but Lopez said she was conscious and breathing.

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