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9-year-old Girl Scout selling cookies hit by gunfire in Indianapolis drive-by shooting

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Sinai Miller (WXIN)

A 9-year-old girl was wounded earlier this week in a drive-by shooting as she sold Girl Scout cookies in Indianapolis.

Sinai Miller and her two younger sisters were walking out the door of their Northwestside apartment about 4:30 p.m. Tuesday and hadn’t even left their yard when shots rang out from a passing SUV, witnesses said.

The girl was struck in the calf by a stray bullet, and she was taken to an area hospital but has since returned home to recover, reported the Indianapolis Star.

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Witnesses said someone in the blue Ford Expedition stuck his or her arm out the window and began firing indiscriminately, although several children were playing outside in the daylight.

Police don’t think the shooter had targeted the girl, but witnesses don’t recall seeing anyone else near the children when the shots were fired.

“What did I do wrong?” the girl asked her family. “Why did this happen?”

Investigators are trying to determine whether the driver or passenger fired the shots, and they aren’t sure how many people were inside the SUV at the time.

It’s believed to be the first shooting of a Girl Scout while she was selling cookies.

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