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14-year-old girl shot in suspected gang fight in Santa Ana

April 18, 2012 | 10:24 pm

A 14-year-old girl was shot in Santa Ana after she was caught in the middle of an apparent gang altercation, police said Wednesday night.

The girl was taken to UC Irvine Medical Center with injuries that were not life-threatening. She was struck once after she walked into the middle of a confrontation between suspected gang members, said Cpl. Anthony Bertagna of the Santa Ana Police Department.

"She was an innocent victim," Bertagna told The Times.

The shooting was reported about 4 p.m. near West Myrtle and South Shelley streets.

Police Wednesday night were seeking the assailant. Anyone with information is asked to call (714) 245-8640.

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