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9-Year-Old Girl Shot In The Head During Target Practice

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Cristian Manzano
Cristian Manzano

A man shooting at targets in his backyard was arrested after he accidentally hit a 9-year-old girl in the head, police in Texas say.

Cristian Manzano, 20, was firing a gun on Saturday morning when a bullet shattered his neighbor's kitchen window and struck the girl, the Dallas Morning News reports.

The victim, who was not named, remained in critical condition as of Sunday, according to the Dallas Observer. She was initially taken to Children's Medical Center in Dallas, NBC DFW reports.

Neighbors said they heard four to five gunshots, according to News 8.

Manzano has been charged with causing serious bodily injury to a child and discharging a firearm in city limits.

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