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Gunfire kills 3-year-old girl in Stockton

A 3-year-old girl was killed by gunfire Sunday night in Stockton while riding with family members in a car.

Police said in a Facebook posting that the fatal shooting occurred about 8:30 p.m. in the 1100 block of South Commerce Street. The family drove the child directly to a hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

Police said they had no information regarding a suspect or a motive for the shooting. They said detectives believe the family’s vehicle was not the intended target but was caught in the middle of the gunfire.

Detectives are looking for a black Chevrolet Monte Carlo with tinted windows or a dark Chevrolet Camaro.

Police ask anyone with information to call the Stockton Police Department at 209-937-8377, the Investigations Unit at 209-937-8323 or Crime Stoppers at 209-946-0600. Crime Stoppers offers cash rewards of up to $10,000 for information that leads to an arrest. Callers can remain anonymous.

People also may text information to 274637 and type the keyword “TIPSPD” followed by the tip information, or log onto the Stockton Police Department’s Facebook page and click on “Submit a Tip.”

Bill Lindelof: 916-321-1079, @Lindelofnews