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Police are investigating the shooting of a 2-year-old girl on Newport.

The incident happened around 9:00 a.m. Wednesday. The girl was shot in the hip and is being treated at St. John Hospital where she is in temporarily serious condition.

Police say she was riding in a car with her father and another child when someone shot at the car. A bullet entered the vehicle through the trunk and went through the child seat before hitting the little girl. No one else in the car was hurt.

Officers say the motive behind the shooting isn’t clear, and that the girl’s father is not answering their questions to their satisfaction.

Police say they are looking for three suspects in the case. The girl’s father was taken into custody on outstanding traffic warrants. Police say he has a police record, with an arrest for felony assault.

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