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Police investigating after 12-year-old Rockford girl shot

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ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) -- Officials in Rockford say a 12-year-old girl is in critical condition after being shot multiple times.

The Rockford Register Star reports that the girl was hospitalized Monday morning after the Sunday afternoon shooting. Rockford Police Chief Dan O'Shea said officers are looking for occupants of a dark-colored sport coupe.

The vehicle was seen at about 3 p.m. Sunday chasing and its occupants opening fire on another vehicle. Police say as many as five people were in the vehicle being chased.

The girl's gunshot wounds are considered life threatening. She was not immediately identified.

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