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Meriden Police investigate shooting of 15-year-old girl at home

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MERIDEN, Conn. (WTNH) — A 15-year-old girl was shot in the arm while sitting on the porch of her home early Sunday morning in Meriden.

This was the first of two shootings in Meriden in a two hour period Sunday. The shootings took place less than three miles apart.

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The Meriden Police responded to a report of a shooting at a home on Geer Avenue at 12:46 a.m. where a 15-year-old was discovered with a gunshot injury to her arm.

The victim had been on the front porch of her home with two other people when gunfire erupted from two suspects in a yard at the rear of the home.

The victim was brought to a local hospital for treatment with injuries described as non-life-threatening.

Investigators believe the shooting of the victim to be a targeted attack and not random in nature, as the suspects had approached from Summit Street.

Anyone who may have witnessed or has information on this incident is asked to contact Detective Visconti at (203) 630-6252, or dvisconti@meridenct.gov.

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