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Bullet strikes 5-year-old girl in foot in north Minneapolis

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Authorities are looking for a suspect who fired a gun at a north Minneapolis home and wounded a 5-year-old girl Monday morning. 

Minneapolis police say the shots were fired around 6:30 a.m. Monday and the suspect or suspects fled before officers arrived on the scene. 

A preliminary investigation found the shots were fired into the back of the house. No one has been arrested in connection to the shooting. 

The 5-year-old girl was struck in the foot by a bullet and was taken to HCMC. The girl's family says she was sleeping at the time.

According to the Minneapolis Police Department, there has been at least 179 people wounded by gunfire in the city so far this year. That’s nearly a 23 percent increase from the same period of time in 2018. 

The Associated Press contributed to this report.