Teen girl struck by bullet was not intended target, Cabarrus County sheriff says

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A girl is in critical condition after being struck by a bullet Friday morning in Cabarrus County after someone shot into apartments, deputies said.

The shooting happened at about 2:50 a.m. at the Patriot’s Pointe apartments on Zion Church Road, the Cabarrus County Sheriff’s Office said. Bullets entered the bedroom where the 13-year-old girl was sleeping, a family friend said.

The Cabarrus County Sheriff’s Office said they don’t believe the teen girl and her family was the intended target, and that they are innocent victims.

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“It makes me mad because it’s selfish,” said the family friend, who didn’t want to be identified. “What if it was your child or your sister or your aunt?”

The family friend drove from Durham to be with the child’s mother.

“(The mom) heard her hollering for her and when she went in there, she (saw) she had been shot,” the friend said.

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No arrests have been made.

“If you have seen something, tell it because it’s her daughter today, but it could be yours tomorrow,” the friend said.

Investigators told Channel 9 reporter Glenn Counts that the girl’s condition is improving. They added they are optimistic that the teen will survive.

No further information has been released.

>> There is a GoFundMe set up for the family to help with any medical or living expenses. To contribute, click here.

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