Student walking to school hit by BB fired from moving car

The 12-year-old girl is OK after a trip to Dayton Children’s Medical Centerl, but police tell News Center 7’s Jim Otte that they aren’t sure whether the child was targeted or whether the shooting was a random act of violence.

“Right now all we know is a cream colored car, a four-door sedan…a black female passenger with a head scarf. We know that much at this point,” Dayton Sgt. Michael Godsey said.

Two students were walking to school in the area of the Broadway Street bridge near Edison and Riverview when they heard a “popping” noise come from a cream colored car, according to police.

The girl who was hit, a seventh-grader, felt a sting and went to the school’s clinic after arriving to school on North Broadway Street. A wound was discovered in her chest area.

The shooting occurred at about 8:30 a.m., police said.

Police took statements from both students. No arrests have been made.

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