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9-Year-Old Indiana Girl Shot While Selling Girl Scout Cookies

Police are seeking suspects in a blue Ford Expedition who witnesses said were firing as they drove through the Indianapolis neighborhood.

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A 9-year-old girl was injured after she was struck by a bullet while selling Girl Scout cookies in her Indianapolis neighborhood, WXIN-TV reported.

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Sinai Miller was walking with her sisters near the family's apartment Tuesday afternoon when shots were fired. The girl was struck in her calf, and she was taken to a hospital for treatment. She returned home Tuesday night.

Witnesses told WXIN-TV that shots came from a blue Ford Expedition driving through the neighborhood. Police told the Indianapolis Star that they don't believe the gunman was aiming for the girl, but it's unclear why the gunman opened fire.

Local Girl Scouts were collecting get-well cards for Sinai on Wednesday.

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"I am so sad that one of our Girl Scouts was shot in the leg last night during a random act of violence in her neighborhood. Our thoughts and prayers are with her and her family," said Deborah Hearn Smith, CEO of the Girl Scouts of Central Indiana.

"Unfortunately, 1 in 7 school-aged girls has experienced violence in their own neighborhood. Nothing is more important to our organization than ensuring the health and safety of girls. We cannot complete our mission to build girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place when they are afraid to play in their own neighborhoods. As a society, we need to do better to ensure the safety of all children in all communities.

I am steadfast in my commitment to working with other organizations to improve the safety of our children, and ask that you stand with me in this effort."

Claudia Koerner is a national reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in Los Angeles.

Contact Claudia Koerner at claudia.koerner@buzzfeed.com.

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