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Girl, 8, killed in drive-by shooting in Belle Glade

Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office investigates fatal shooting
Posted at 9:01 PM, Feb 04, 2022
and last updated 2022-02-04 23:30:27-05

BELLE GLADE, Fla. — An 8-year-old girl has died after a drive-by shooting Friday evening in Belle Glade, according to the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office.

Deputies were called to a shooting in the 500 block of Southeast First Street at 7:15 p.m. Upon arrival, deputies located the girl, who was flown to a hospital.

The girl was listed in critical condition and was later pronounced dead.

Sheriff's spokeswoman Teri Barbera confirmed the girl was the victim of a drive-by shooting.

A motive for the shooting wasn't immediately known.

No arrests have been made.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers at 800-458-TIPS.