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Baby recovering in hospital after being shot expected to be OK

Posted at 5:41 AM, Aug 13, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-13 07:08:35-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Police are investigating after a 6- to 7-month-old girl was shot near 15th and Lawn in Kansas City, Missouri.

The incident happened around 2:15 Monday morning. 

According to police, early information indicated a mother was standing outside on her porch when she heard a pop and realized her baby had been shot in the leg.

Police later said the little girl had been sitting in a car seat in the back seat of a car when she was shot in the ankle.

The baby was taken to a nearby hospital and is expected to be OK.

As of a few hours after the shooting, police said there are no witnesses or suspects.

Police were able to recover the bullet.

This is an ongoing investigation. If you have any information, call police.