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Update:  The child has been released from the hospital.

ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – Police say a four-year old was shot Thursday night with a bullet meant for someone else.

A child and her mother were visiting a South St. Louis neighborhood, right at Louisiana and Itaska, when, around 8pm, police say a man drove by and fired a shot intended for his girlfriend.  The bullet missed his girlfriend and hit the four year-old instead.

The mother was driving her injured daughter to the hospital when police patrolling in the area noticed her frantic driving.  She flagged them down and police took child to a nearby hospital.

Meanwhile, other officers arrived at the scene to find the exact location of the shooting as well as the shooter, most likely a black male driving a dark-colored car.

According to Major Rochelle Jones with St. Louis Police, witnesses are cooperating with law enforcement to help them find the suspect.

Police say the child was shot in the shoulder and is in serious condition. However, she is still expected to survive.

Police say the investigation is on-going.

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