6-year-old shot in Oakland was victim of ‘celebratory gun fire,’ police say

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Police say they believe a 6-year-old girl who was shot overnight in Oakland was hit by celebratory gun fire. 

According to the Oakland Police Department, it happened around 2 a.m. at a home in the area of Thermal Street and 94th Avenue. 

Police say the girl was playing in the backyard of her home during a family New Year’s Eve party when she was hit by a stray bullet. 

A family member drove the girl to a local hospital where she is currently listed in stable condition. 

The investigation is ongoing. 

Anyone with information is asked to call the Oakland Police Department’s Felony Assault Unit at 510-238-3426. 

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