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6-Year-Old Girl, 16-Year-old Boy Hospitalized After Shooting in Fort Lauderdale

Police investigating Sunday night shooting that left two juveniles injured

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A 6-year-old girl and a 16-year-old boy were rushed to the hospital after they were wounded in a shooting in Fort Lauderdale Sunday night.

The shooting was reported shortly before 10 p.m. in the 800 block of Northwest 22nd Road.

Fort Lauderdale Police officials said there was a large group that had gathered when several suspects opened fire, shooting more than 50 rounds from semi-automatic rifles and handguns.

Officers responded and found the juvenile victims, who were taken by fire rescue crews to Broward Health Medical Center. Both were expected to survive.

An adult man who was wounded in the incident was also treated and released.

The shooting happened just outside the Tony's Market convenience store. Video from the scene showed at least 95 evidence markers on the ground, the front door of the store shattered.

Investigators were at the scene taking photos of the damage and bullet holes in at least one car.

Two violent shootings -- one of which injured children -- happened within blocks of each other in Fort Lauderdale. NBC 6's Amanda Plasencia reports

Witnesses said the girl was at the store with her aunt when multiple people started firing weapons outside, hitting her with a stray bullet in the arm.

Police said the circumstances surrounding the shooting remain under investigation.

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