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Update: Girl shot at Boys & Girls Club still critical

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JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - Surgery was performed Thursday evening on eight year old Shaniya Hill, shot Thursday afternoon at the Sykes Road Boys & Girls Club.  Friday morning, Hill remained in critical condition at U.M.C.  She was sitting at a table inside, doing homework with others, when a bullet entered the building from the west side, pierced through two walls, and hit her in the right side of the head.  She was alert and answering questions when she was taken by ambulance to U.M.C.

Two young boys told police they witnessed a gray car speed away from the scene after three shots were fired.  A black female and two black males were inside. 

Boys & Girls Club Executive Director Billy Redd rushed to the scene when he heard of the incident, and he spent the evening reassuring parents as they came to pick up their kids.  "We're letting them know their kids are safe, someone fired into the building and hurt one of our kids.  All of our other kids are fine, continuing to participate in normal everyday activities," he says.

In a statement from the Mayor's office, Mayor Harvey Johnson says the bullet is "consistent with the type or round used in an assault rifle."

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