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Child shot in the leg at Sherman apartment complex

Updated: Jun. 6, 2021 at 7:27 PM CDT
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SHERMAN, Texas (KXII) - A 7-year-old girl is in the hospital, after she was shot in the leg inside a Sherman apartment.

Police say it happened at 9 a.m. Sunday at the Westwood Garden apartment complex.

They say a family friend was inside the apartment, cleaning a 40 caliber handgun, when it discharged, striking a 7-year-old girl, who was playing just feet away.

The child was taken to a Dallas area hospital with non life threatening injuries.

Investigators say the gun was reported stolen from Fort Worth Police Department and police have one person in custody.

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