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Mount Olive girl wounded in drive-by shooting

By From staff reports
Published in News on January 22, 2012 1:50 AM

MOUNT OLIVE -- A 12-year-old girl was injured when she was struck by a bullet after her home was riddled with gunfire early Friday morning while she, her mother and four other adults were asleep, according Mount Olive police.

Police Chief Brian Rhodes said the shooting happened about 2 a.m. at the home of Julianne Rivers at 207 E. Kornegay St.

Officers said they found bullet casings on the ground that indicated that the house had been shot with both a 12-gauge shotgun as well as a 9mm semi-automatic handgun.

The child was the only one injured and was bleeding from the right leg when police arrived at the house, according to the investigation report.

The girl was taken by Wayne County EMS to Wayne Memorial Hospital where she was treated and released, Rhodes said.

Police said the girl's right pajama leg was "soaked in blood and she was still bleeding" but she was "very calm and seemed to be in good spirits."

Police said they have no suspects.

Rhodes said this was the second time that the house has been shot into. In February 2010 Ms. Rivers was asleep when she heard "a loud bang" and got up to discover bullet holes in the walls.