SAN DIEGO (CNS/News 8) - A 21-year-old man and a 7-year-old girl were shot today in Emerald Hills in what appeared to be a gang-related attack, San Diego police said.
Seven-year-old Laura Castelo was playing with two friends in her front yard, according to her father, when she was struck in her leg by a stray bullet.
She was rushed to Rady Children's Hospital, where she has successfully undergone surgery to have the bullet removed. The victim's father tells News 8 her daughter could return home as early as Sunday.
According to police, two African-American males suspects, at least one of whom was armed, had been walking along Roswell Street shortly before 2pm Saturday, when they engaged in a verbal altercation with a 21-year-old man in front of his home, across from where the seven-year-old victim lived.
The verbal conflict turned violent, according to police, after one of the two suspects began firing gunshots. The 21-year-year-old victim was shot in both arms. He was taken to Scripps Mercy and is in stable condition, according to police. Another bullet also struck the little girl, who is a second grader at Johnson Elementary School.
Police say while both suspects fled on foot, one of the two returned to the scene a short while later and was taken into custody. Police confirm that suspect has known gang ties. Police are still searching for the second suspect.
Both suspects are expected to face charges of assault with a deadly weapon, according to authorities.
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