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UPDATE: Benton Harbor toddler shot in the arm in stable condition

Little girl was in bed when she was struck by a bullet
Berrien County Sheriff's Office 08152020
Posted at 3:05 AM, Aug 08, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-09 20:46:45-04

BENTON HARBOR, Mich. — The 3-year-old girl who was struck in the arm by a bullet from the shooting this past weekend is in stable condition and doing well, according to Benton Harbor police.

The girl underwent surgery in the right arm to repair damage from the gunshot would.

She is scheduled for a second surgery in attempts to repair damaged nerves in the arm.

The child's name will not be released.

Berrien County Deputies continues to investigate after a 3-year-old was shot in the arm early Saturday morning.

The incident happened just after 4:30 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 7, in the 800 block of Monroe in Benton Harbor. Officials responded to a shooting, and upon arrival, found the 3-year-old girl with a gunshot wound to the arm.

Deputies put a tourniquet on the little girl's arm to control the bleeding, and the toddler reportedly told deputies “I don’t want to die” as they administered first aid to her.

The 3-year-old was then transported by Medic 1 to Lakeland Hospital St. Joseph.

Berrien County Sheriff’s Crime Scene Investigation Unit was called in to assist Benton Harbor Public Safety to process the crime scene. Crime Scene Investigators found a large amount of bullet holes that had struck the house. Officials say the 3-year-old was lying in bed when she was stuck by a bullet.

Anyone with information should call Benton Harbor Department of Public Safety at 269-927-8436 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-342-STOP.