7-year-old boy critically injured by stray bullet in Northern California


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VALLEJO, California — Police in the San Francisco Bay Area say a 7-year-old was injured after getting struck by a stray bullet while standing on a sidewalk.

The Vallejo Times-Herald reports (http://bit.ly/1FfFVvn ) the boy was attending a wake at a home in the city of Vallejo Wednesday when gunfire broke out at a nearby intersection.

Vallejo Police Lt. Kevin Barlett says a stray bullet struck the boy in the torso.

The boy was taken to the hospital via a private car by family members. KGO-TV reported the boy is in critical condition.

Police say that at least two different caliber handguns were used in the shooting, possibly pointing to two shooters being involved.

At least 20 shell casing markers could be seen at the scene of the shooting.

Information from: Vallejo Times-Herald, http://www.timesheraldonline.com

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