Nine-Year-Old Shot While Heading to Girl Scouts Meeting in Indiana

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An outing to pick up Girl Scouts cookies for sale nearly ended in tragedy for a 9-year-old Indianapolis girl, after she was shot while walking near her apartment Tuesday.

Sinai Miller on Wednesday was recovering at home after being shot in the calf, police and the girl’s family told NBC station WTHR.

"Going to Girl Scouts, coming right outside your door and getting shot. It's hard to hear that," the girl’s stepfather, Mark Chandler, told the station.

Police told the station that the girl was shot by suspect in a blue sport utility vehicle Tuesday afternoon on the city’s north side. Sinai was headed with her sisters to a Girl Scouts meeting when she was shot. A bullet was removed from the honor student’s leg and she is expected to recover for the next few weeks at home.

"She was just innocent. That just don't make sense. People going to war and not getting the right person. Getting a child. I mean, it's unbelievable really, man," Chandler told WTHR.

Police say Sinai Miller was shot in the calf while standing in the parking lot of the Retreat Cooperative Apartments.WTHR
— Phil Helsel