KINGSBURG, California (KSEE/KGPE) – The 15-year-old girl who was struck by a stray bullet on Tuesday suffered from a punctured lung and the bullet is still lodged in her chest.
The girl is currently recovering at Community Regional Medical Center in Fresno.
Officers were called out to Athwal Park just before 7:00 p.m. after hearing a report that someone had been shot in the area.
When arriving on scene officers found the young girl suffering from a gunshot wound to her upper body.
The victim was reportedly playing soccer at the park when she was struck by the stray bullet.
After being hit, she was able to call her father who then called 911.
The Kingsburg Police Department (KPD) says multiple random shots were fired into the air, one of which descended and struck the victim while she was playing in the park.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact KPD or Crime Stoppers.