Sheriff: Girl injured in Centennial might have been hit by someone shooting rabbits

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CENTENNIAL, Colo. -- A girl was shot in the leg in a neighborhood in Centennial and investigators think it happened because someone was shooting rabbits in the area, the Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office said.

The girl was hit just before 8 p.m. on Saturday near East Dorado Avenue and South Malaya Court.

"From the investigation, it appears that someone was shooting at rabbits in the area and the girl was struck with either a stray round or a ricochet," the sheriff's office stated.

Animal control collected a dead rabbit from the area and will perform a necropsy to determine what type of round killed the animal.

Officials haven't confirmed whether it was a bullet from a pellet or BB gun of some kind.

Anyone with information is asked to call the sheriff's office at 303-795-4711 or 720-874-8477.

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