By: KDKA-TV News Staff

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Police say a 6-year-old girl is in critical condition after she was shot in the chest in Homewood.

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Police responded to the 7100 block of Frankstown Avenue Thursday evening.

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Officers got a ShotSpotter alert for Lawndale Street and then got a call for a child shot on Frankstown Avenue and North Homewood Avenue.

Police arrived to find a child in a vehicle with a gunshot wound to the chest. She was in an SUV with a man who was trying to get help, law enforcement said.

“When officers arrived, they found a juvenile female with a gunshot wound to the chest. Officers were able to get that victim out of the vehicle and render aid until medics arrived,” said Public Safety spokesperson Maurice Matthews.

(Photo: KDKA’s Jessica Guay)

She was taken to Children’s Hospital in critical condition.

Investigators are not sure where the shooting happened. There are no suspect descriptions at this time.

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