Child hit by gunfire in Youngstown

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – Youngstown police are investigating the shooting of a child on the city’s South Side.

The city’s spotter system detected gunfire in the area of East Judson Avenue near Market Street around midnight. When officers arrived, they discovered that 9-year-old Kathryn Carter had been shot inside the house. Several shell casings were on the ground outside.

Police believe the shots were fired from the street. They don’t think the house was the intended target of the shooter.

The child was sitting around a table with her parents inside the house when a bullet crashed through a window and hit her in the back. The bullet exited her chest.

Four people were in the home at the time of the shooting.

The girl is in stable condition at Saint Elizabeth Health Center.

So far, police do not have any suspects.

This is the third shooting in the past five days in Youngstown. Two of those were fatal. One occurred Saturday and another on Tuesday.

This is a developing story. Check back here and tune in to upcoming newscasts for updates.

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