5 Year Old Girl Shot in the Head

3:25 PM, Feb 19, 2003   |    comments
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A 5-year-old girl is in critical condition in an Asheville hospital after police say she was shot in the head through the window of her grandfather's sport utility vehicle.

The incident happened Monday evening while Steve Lackey, his wife and two grandchildren, were traveling on Interstate 40 near Exit 130.

Conover police say Rachel Sanchez was hit when the bullet entered through the right rear passenger window of the vehicle.

Sanchez was transported to Catawba Valley Medical Center and was later transferred to Mission St. Joseph's Hospital in Asheville.

Officers searched the area Monday night and were back out again Tuesday looking for evidence. No arrests have been made.

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