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Girl, 4, fatally shot in car; suspect arrested

AKRON, Ohio – Authorities say that a suspect in the fatal shooting of a 4-year-old girl sitting in a car with young brothers and sisters, and her grandmother in northeast Ohio has been arrested.

Police say the 31-year-old Darnell Pixels arrested around 4 p.m. Saturday in Akron

Akron police spokesman Lt. Rick Edwards says the shooting happened around 10:30 pm Friday, after the children of the mother pulled in front of a house to retrieve belongings and broke windows and no one answered the door.

Edwards says a man stepped outside with a gun and fired a shot into the car, striking the 4-year-old, who was sitting in the back seat. She was pronounced dead at an Akron hospital. The other children are girls ages 3, 6 and 7.

The police have not identified the girl or her mother.

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