- Associated Press - Saturday, May 9, 2015

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - An 8-year-old girl wounded in an apparent road-rage shooting in west Philadelphia a week ago has been released from a hospital as police continue to search for the gunman.

WCAU-TV (https://bit.ly/1ErIaqn ) reports that the girl underwent surgery Wednesday at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia to remove the bullet, which struck her in the head. She was discharged from the hospital Friday.

Police said they believe an agitated motorist fired the shot May 2 after the girl’s father stopped his car to unload the girl and her two younger sisters. The bullet pierced the back passenger-side window before hitting the girl.

Mayor Michael Nutter called the shooting and other random gunfire “idiotic.” The city has put up a $5,000 reward for information and the police union has matched that amount.

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Information from: WCAU-TV, https://www.nbc10.com

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