Girl, 15, struck by gunfire while inside car in Los Angeles

A 15-year-old girl was hospitalized after she was shot while inside a vehicle, authorities said.

According to an LAPD spokesperson, the girl and the vehicle’s driver were traveling on Sunset Boulevard near Alvarado Street near Echo Park just after 11:45 p.m. Saturday when gunfire erupted.

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The two occupants of the car first thought the gunshots were fireworks, the spokesperson told KTLA, but they quickly realized the young girl had been shot.

Upon driving to a safe location, the pair called police, and the girl was taken to a nearby hospital in stable condition, law enforcement officials said.

No suspect or vehicle description was released.

Sofia Pop Perez contributed to this report.

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