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5-year-old shot in hand, taken to hospital in Lancaster

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Posted at 9:46 PM, Mar 11, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-12 00:48:42-05

A 5-year-old boy was taken to a hospital in Lancaster after being shot in the hand.

On Friday, The Kern County Sheriff's Department responded to a call regarding a child suffering from a gunshot wound.

Once deputies arrived on scene they discovered the 5-year-old boy had a wound to his left middle finger, the boy was rushed to the hospital for non-life threatening injuries. 

Officials believe the injury could be related to a fight earlier that day in the neighborhood. 

Check back later for details.