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6-year-old girl shot in vehicle in south Sacramento County

Location of Fruitridge Road and Lawrence Drive in Sacramento.
Location of Fruitridge Road and Lawrence Drive in Sacramento. Google

A 6-year-old girl was shot in the arm in south Sacramento County while riding in a vehicle with her mother.

The shooting occurred about 7:30 p.m. Tuesday on Fruitridge Road near Lawrence Drive, said Sgt. Tony Turnbull, Sacramento County sheriff’s spokesman. The girl was transported to an area hospital in a private vehicle, and the injury is not believed to be life-threatening, he said.

Deputies responded to the area and located evidence of a shooting scene at the intersection of Fruitridge and Lawrence. Several shots were fired, striking the vehicle, Turnbull said. Witnesses described the suspect vehicle as a large white car, possibly a van or an SUV.

Turnbull said there is no known motive for the shooting and nothing to indicate at this time that it was gang-related.

Detectives ask anyone with information relating to the incident to call the Sheriff’s Department at 916-874-5115 or Crime Alert at 916-443-4357. Tip information also can be left anonymously on the Sheriff’s Department’s website,, or by calling 916-874-8477.

Cathy Locke: 916-321-5287, @lockecathy