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Boy, 9, shot in the head in Utah drive-by shooting

KEARNS, Utah – Utah police say a 9-year-old boy is in critical condition after he was shot in the head during a drive-by shooting.

Unified Police Detective Ken Hansen said the boy was shot Wednesday afternoon in the town of Kearns, Utah, and was flown at about 15 miles distance to Salt Lake City hospital.

Hansen said the boy was in the back seat of an SUV parked on the street near an intersection. A Black BMW sedan driving on a cross street and fired at least one shot as it passed. The bullet went through the SUV’s windshield, hitting the boy.

Hansen says that the police believe that the shooting may be gang-related, and someone else was the target. Hansen had no further details, including whether anyone else was near.

He says police are interviewing witnesses and searching for the BMW.

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