Girl, 5, shot in leg in Augusta home

A 5-year-old girl was shot in the lower leg Thursday in the 2400 block of Madrid Drive near Barton Chapel Road and Gordon Highway, Richmond County Sheriff’s Sgt. Dan Carrier said. The injuries appeared not to be life-threatening.

Police responded to a fight in the area before the shooting, but the crowd had dispersed when officers arrived. When they responded to a second call, about gunshots in the area, a round had been fired through the wall of a house hitting the girl, Carrier said.

She was in stable condition Thursday night at Medical College of Georgia Hospital, he said. The incident occurred about 7:53 p.m.

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