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6-year-old girl hit by shots fired into L.A. home [UPDATED]

February 17, 2009 | 10:14 pm

Gunshots fired into a South Los Angeles home hit a 6-year-old girl inside, police said. She was the second child in recent weeks to be wounded this way in a neighborhood south of downtown.

Tuesday's attack occurred about 7:30 p.m. in the 300 block of 47th Street, LAPD Officer Jason Lee said. Two Latino men drove up to the home in a light-colored van, the passenger stepped out of the vehicle, walked up to the house and started shooting, said Officer April Harding of the LAPD.

The girl was hit once in the chest and once in the arm, Lee said. She was in serious but stable condition this morning at a local hospital. The shooting may be gang-related, but investigators are considering all possibilities, Lee said.

On Jan. 31, a 6-year-old girl was shot in the back when a dozen rounds were sprayed at her grandfather's home on East 22nd Street. The girl was hospitalized in stable condition. Updated details on her condition and the investigation were not immediately available.

Updated at 7:35 a.m. Wednesday: Police initially reported the girl is 7 years old, but she is 6. Police also said one or two men were inside the van, but they now say it was two.   

-- Rich Connell