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Child Shot in Dallas Home Invasion

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    Police say a 4-year-old girl was injured during a home invasion robbery in Dallas overnight Wednesday. (Published Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014)

    Police say a 4-year-old girl has been injured after a home invasion in Dallas.

    Dallas police responded to 410 South Walton Walker Boulevard at about 4:20 Thursday morning to find the girl injured with a gunshot wound to her arm.

    Police said two armed men forced their way into an apartment through a door and a window and a fight broke out between adults in the apartment and the two men.

    Melinda Gutierrez with the Dallas Police Department said four adults and two children were in the apartment at the time of the altercation. She said both men were armed with handguns.

    During the struggle, police said one of the men's weapons fired, shooting through a wall and wounding the girl as she slept in her bedroom. Guiterrez said multiple shots were fired during the altercation.

    The two men believed to be involved in the incident fled the apartment and are at large.

    Dallas police are continuing to work on finding a motive for the attack. Guiterrez said the men did take property from the apartment and police are considering it as a robbery and home invasion.

    Identifying information for the two men believed to be involved was limited at the time of this story.