Anaheim: 8-Year-Old Girl Struck By Gunfire While Inside Home

12.15.2021 | 11:18 PM | ANAHEIM – An 8-year-old girl was struck by gunfire while inside her home in what authorities suspect was a gang-related shooting, late Wednesday night.

Officers responded to reports of a shooting in the 300 block of East Valencia Avenue, near South Olive Street, around 11:18 PM.

When units arrived on scene they located a home that had been struck by gunfire.

Inside the home an 8-year-old girl was found with a single gunshot wound as a result of the gunfire.

The girl was treated on scene by firefighter paramedics before being rushed to an area hospital where she is expected to survive.

It was unclear if the shooter was on foot or in a vehicle but police suspect the incident is gang-related.

Anyone with information regarding the shooting is urged to contact the Anaheim Police Department by calling (714) 765-1900.

Anonymous tips can be submitted through the Orange County Crime Stoppers by calling (855) TIP-OCCS or by visiting their website at

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