3-year-old hit by gunfire: ‘I don’t want to die’

Southwest Michigan

BENTON HARBOR, Mich. (WOOD) — Authorities say a 3-year-old girl was lying in bed when she was hit by a bullet that went through her Benton Harbor home this weekend.

The shooting happened around 4:30 a.m. Saturday on Monroe Street near the corner of Clay Street.

The 3-year-old girl suffered a gunshot wound to her arm. Deputies say she told them “I don’t want to die,” as they used a tourniquet to control her bleeding.

An ambulance took the girl to a nearby hospital. On Monday, police said the girl had surgery in the right arm and has a second operation scheduled to repair nerve damage.

The girl’s home was riddled by a “large amount” of bullets, according to crime scene investigators. So far, no arrests have been made in this case.

Anyone with information in this case is encouraged to contact detectives at the Benton Harbor Department of Public Safety at 269.927.8436 or Crime Stoppers at 1.800.342.STOP.

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