16-Year-Old Critically Injured in Somerville Shooting

Somerville police did not provide any information on a suspect

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A 16-year-old girl sustained critical injuries in an overnight shooting in Somerville, Massachusetts, police said.

Around 1:35 a.m. Monday, Somerville officers responded to the intersection of Jacques Grant streets for multiple shots fired.

There, police found the teenage victim suffering from a gunshot wound. The victim was taken to a local hospital where she is in critical, but stable condition. Her father says she will likely remain there for several days.

Neighbors say before the shooting, they saw a girl walking her dog with another person and heard a man yell, "Someone shot my girlfriend."

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The victim's father, who did not want to be on camera, said his daughter was shot once in the back side.

"I just came from hospital. I can see her pain," said the girl's father. "She is like every time her medication -- pain medication finishes -- she started screaming. She said it's like being stabbed in her stomach."

State Police are investigating the scene of the shooting where a number of homes are riddled with bullet holes.

One woman claims a bullet went through her living room window.

"We were sleeping, so thank God we were okay because nothing else happened," said Jennifer Leone.

The victim's father says she underwent surgery Monday morning as they all try to figure out what happened.

"I asked her if she knows the person and she don't know, she don't know anybody," said the victim's father. "They were in a hoodie, so she didn't know anybody."

Police did not provide any immediate information on a suspect.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Somerville Police Department at 617-625-1600 x 7226.

An investigation is ongoing.

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