A two-year-old girl was shot in the head in Newark on Monday when two groups exchanged gunfire, a report said.
The unidentified toddler was hit around 1:15 p.m. when gunfire rang out near 14th Avenue and South 6th Street in the Central Ward, according to CBS New York.
The child was taken to the university hospital for surgery, the girl’s cousin told the news channel.
“At the moment she just made it out of the operation. So the bullet went mostly in and out, but it only hit her back. So the immediate effects are fine, but we don’t yet know about the long-term effects, ”Antuan Austin told CBS.
“Right now we’re blessed that she survived,” added Austin.
Witnesses recalled hearing fireworks on the street corner before the child was injured and said the child may have been caught in the crossfire.