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7-Year-Old Girl's Head Grazed in Dorchester Shooting; Person Arrested

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A person has been arrested after a child was grazed by a bullet in Boston's Dorchester neighborhood.

Officers responded to a report that a person had been shot on Talbot Avenue. The Boston Police Department said a 7-year-old girl's head was grazed by a bullet.

The child's injuries are considered minor. She was not hospitalized.

A man was arrested after a shooting injured a girl in Boston's Dorchester neighborhood, police said.

"This is obviously a very tragic incident. Fortunately, the 7-year-old only has a graze," Mayor Kim Janey said.

"Thank God it is a graze, but centimeters from there, we could have been at a very different crime scene," Suffolk County District Attorney Rachael Rollins said.

The person arrested was not immediately identified.

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