Five-year-old girl in critical condition after shooting at Jersey City housing complex
A five-year-old girl was shot at a Jersey City housing complex tonight and rushed to an area hospital in critical condition, according to a city police spokesman.

The girl was treated by Jersey city paramedics then taken to Jersey City Medical Center with life-threatening injuries after the vicious shooting, which took place at 10:10 p.m. at the Montgomery Gardens housing complex, according to Lt. Edgar Martinez, a spokesman for the Jersey City Police Department.

Information about a motive or a possible suspect was not immediately available, and Martinez did not say if the child was the intended target in the attack. Police were actively canvassing the housing complex and interviewing witnesses late tonight, according to Martinez.

The girl was shot "in the throat area," according to a law enforcement official who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the official is not authorized to speak about the shooting publicly.

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