A 5-year-old girl was taken to a local hospital after being shot in the groin in west Baltimore Monday evening. Police said she underwent surgery and is expected to survive.
WJZ learned she is the younger sister of Taylor Hayes. Hayes was a 7-year-old shot and killed while sitting in the back of a car, also in west Baltimore.
Taylor was shot July 5 at 2:30 p.m. in Edmondson Village area of the city.
Investigators said the shooting of Taylor’s sister happened in the 1000 block of McKean Ave. They believe she was caught in the middle of a shootout between suspects in a vehicle and suspects on foot.
Nearby residents heard gunshots, and when someone looked outside, they saw the 5-year-old victim had been shot. A neighbor then picked her up and drove her to Shock Trauma.