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Police searching for suspect in shooting of 6-year-old girl

Child was taken to University Hospital in serious condition

SAN ANTONIO – A 6-year-old girl was shot Tuesday night on the city's East Side.

(UPDATE: 10:30 a.m. 12/30) 

San Antonio police continue to search for the suspect responsible for the shooting a 6-year-old girl Tuesday night on the city's East Side.

The shooting occurred around 8:30 p.m. in the 4600 block of East Houston.

Police said the girl was riding in a car with her father, mother, and another passenger searching for a tire shop when they pulled into an apartment complex in attempt to turn around. When the father shined his car lights on another vehicle, the suspect got upset and got out of his car, firing nine shots, hitting the girl in the back.

Police said the father drove to a Motel Six in the 200 block of South W.W. White Road for help.

The girl was taken to University hospital in serious condition, police said.

Police detained a person of interest in connection with the case and he was arrested for a felony warrant, evading arrest, and resisting arrest. He has not been charged in the child's shooting.

Police said people with information about this crime are encouraged to call Crime Stoppers at 224-STOP.

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A 6-year-old girl was shot Tuesday night on the city's East Side.

The shooting happened around 8:30 p.m. in the 4600 block of East Houston.

Police said the girl was riding in a car with her father and mother, who were searching for a tire shop. When the father shined his car lights on a man, he got upset and fired five shots at the car, hitting the girl in the left shoulder.

Police said the father then drove to a Motel Six in the 200 block of South W.W. White Road for help.

The girl was taken to a local hospital in serious condition, police said. There was also a 5-year-old girl in the car but she was not hurt police said.


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