Florida baby struck by bullet from drive-by while sleeping

Posted at 7:02 AM, Aug 29, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-29 07:11:00-04

NEW PORT RICHEY, Fla. (AP) - A baby is recovering after authorities in Florida say she was struck by a bullet from a drive-by shooting as she slept in her home.

Pasco County Sheriff's spokesman Kevin Doll said multiple shots were fired outside the 1-year-old girl's house in New Port Richey late Sunday.

Doll says the child was struck in the wrist. She was taken to a hospital and her condition isn't thought to be life-threatening. The girl's name was not released.

The case is under investigation and no further details were immediately available.

New Port Richey is north of Tampa on Florida's Gulf coast.

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