8-month-old baby girl shot in lung during drive-by shooting in North Carolina

SHELBY, N.C. — An 8-month-old baby girl is in the hospital after a bullet struck her during a drive-by shooting in North Carolina, authorities said.

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According to WSOC-TV, the incident occurred about 10 p.m. Tuesday at a home near the intersection of Wilmouth and Putnam streets in Shelby. The baby’s mother was holding her in bed when at least 15 shots erupted from a vehicle outside, police said. One bullet struck the infant and became lodged in her lung, authorities said.

Police rushed the child to a nearby hospital before crews flew her to Levine Children’s Hospital in Charlotte, WSOC reported. No further information was immediately available about her condition.

Officials have not yet released any details about possible suspects or a motive, according to the news outlet.

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