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5-year-old girl out of surgery after being shot in foot in north Minneapolis

Updated: August 12, 2019 10:15 PM

A 5-year-old girl who was shot in the foot in north Minneapolis Monday morning is now out of surgery. Jayda Holmes' right foot was fractured from the bullet. She was shot while laying in bed when bullets went through the home.

Minneapolis Police said the incident happened just after 6:30 a.m. along the 2100 block of Fourth Street North.

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Officers responded to the area and began administering aid to the girl as a search for a suspects began.

"We heard the gunshots, and it was just so loud, and then we heard her screaming and we came back here, and there were blood droplets all over the floor," said Lori Melchert, Jayda's grandmother.

Authorities said a preliminary investigation revealed at least seven shots were fired into the back of a home.

The family told 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS they don't think they were the intended targets.

"For somebody to get this angry, and have this much revenge and retaliation in their mind to want to come and do something like this and the outcome being an innocent child being shot," said KG Wilson, a local peace activist. "Seven shots inside a house could have been seven people killed."

Police said the suspect or suspects had left the immediate area prior to the officers' arrival; they are still looking for information.

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