17-year-old shot in the face in East Chicago

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EAST CHICAGO, Ind. — A 17-year-old girl was rushed to the hospital after she was shot in the face.

Police said the shooting happened around 5:30 p.m. Thursday. The teen was driving to her stepmother’s house when a man standing outside opened fire.

According to the Northwest Indiana Times, the teen was recently reported as missing from Hammond.

The 17-year-old crashed her car into a van and tried to run to her stepmother’s home before she collapsed.

Police said the teen was not the intended target.

No one was taken into custody.

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