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Mother, Daughter Shot While Sleeping in Bed



    Mother, Daughter Shot While Sleeping in Bed
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    A mother and daughter were shot while lying asleep in their home in Kenosha, Wis.

    A shooting early Mother's Day left a mother and daughter injured while they were sleeping in an apartment in Kenosha, Wisc.

    About 2:30 a.m., a shot was fired into an apartment unit in the 4800 block of 38th Avenue, striking a 10-year-old girl and what is believed to be her 45-year-old mother, according to Kenosha Police Sgt. David Molinaro.

    Mother and daughter were asleep together in a bed in the ground-level apartment when a shot from outside pierced the wood siding of the apartment and entered the bedroom, Molinaro said. The bullet hit the girl in her upper leg, went "through-and-through," and exited, striking the mother in her hip, he said.

    Neither injuries were life-threatening and the pair were taken to a local hospital for treatment. They are expected to be released later Sunday, Molinaro said.

    There were other people in the apartment at the time, but no one else was injured, he said.

    Information was not immediately available on whether anyone was in custody or if police were speaking to persons of interest, he said.