Girl, 6, shot in Southeast Dallas drive-by

DALLAS -- Police have confirmed that a 6-year-old girl was shot during a drive-by shooting Thursday night in Southeast Dallas.

The girl, who hasn't been identified, was riding in her father's car when someone starting shooting from a passing vehicle near the intersection of Metropolitan and Second Avenues at about 9:30 p.m. The bullet went through the driver side door, striking the girl.

“All I know is I was at the car wash and I heard some shooting,” a witness told News 8. “I didn’t run at first, so when I looked up all I saw was [...] the fire coming from the gun.”

The witness said she heard several gunshots and saw an SUV drive off from the scene. Other witnesses told police that two unknown males in the SUV were shooting at a business nearby.

Multiple cars at the location had bullet holes in the doors. No other injuries were reported.

The girl was taken to an area hospital and is expected to survive.

If you have information on this crime, you're asked to call 911 or DPD at (214) 671-4259. Crime Stoppers is offering up to $5,000 for information leading to an arrest. Leave an anonymous tip with them at (214) 373-TIPS.

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