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8-year-old girl grazes a stray bullet at Flex Training Facility in the Imperial Valley in N. Harris County

HARRIS COUNTY, Texas (KTRK) – An 8-year-old girl is in the hospital after being grazed by a stray bullet while practicing basketball with her mother in northern Harris County.

Sheriff representatives responded to the FLEX Training Facility in the 18500 block of Imperial Valley Drive and Rankin around 8:20 p.m. Monday.

According to Sheriff Ed Gonzalez, the girl was attending an exercise class when the stray bullet grazed her shoulder.

She was taken to the hospital, but is expected to be fine.

Five adults, including the child’s mother, were inside the facility at the time.

Investigators say the door was open and believe that is how the bullet entered the building and hit the girl. Authorities also believe the shot was fired from a handgun.

Gonzalez said multiple shots were heard from the direction of the road.

Investigators are looking for shell casings, but more information is also needed.

If you know anything about the shooting, contact the Harris County Sheriff’s Office at 713-221-6000 or CrimeStoppers at 713-222-TIPS (8477).

Monday night’s incident marks the third child to be hit by a stray bullet in the Houston area since Christmas Eve.

On Sunday morning, a 11-year-old girl shot while sleeping in her bed in Livingston.

Polk County delegates said they would like to speak to a person of interest named Avery Norman, who may be driving a black Dodge or black Acura van, about the shooting on FM 1988.

If you have any information about Norman’s whereabouts, you are encouraged to contact the Polk County Sheriff’s Office at 936-327-6810.

On Christmas Eve, a 5 years old was shot when a neighbor’s gun accidentally exploded at an apartment complex on Barker Cypress.

The child was taken to the hospital in good condition.

According to Charly Edsitty on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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