- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 26, 2016

CHICAGO (AP) - A 6-year-old girl who was shot in the stomach while sitting on her front porch last week has been welcomed home from the hospital.

Tacarra Morgan received cake and a new bicycle Monday when she arrived in her West Englewood neighborhood on Chicago’s South Side. There also were dozens of balloons and boxes of gifts.

Tacarra was with her mother and grandmother July 19 when someone stepped out of a car and fired about two dozen shots. A bullet struck the girl as she tried to get inside the house. She is one of several children struck by bullets in Chicago this year.

She was released from Comer Children’s Hospital on Monday. Chicago police officers and relatives decorated the front of her house with pink ribbons and a “Welcome Home Tacarra” sign.

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