Girl, 13, Shot in the Back During Shootout Between Cars, Father Says

Police say the girl had been shot once in the upper back. She is currently in stable condition.

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A 13-year-old girl was shot in the back after she was caught in the crossfire during a shootout between cars in Philadelphia's Feltonville neighborhood on Wednesday, according to her father.

The girl's father told police they were driving on Whitaker Avenue towards Luzerne Street when gunmen in two nearby cars began shooting at each other.

One bullet entered their car and struck the girl in the upper back, according to the father.

The girl was taken to Saint Christopher's Hospital around 5:30 p.m. and is currently in stable condition.

Police told NBC10 they are searching for evidence and surveillance footage to confirm what the girl's father told them.

No arrests have been made and police have not released information on any suspects.

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