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Update: Three arrested after 3-year-old Milwaukee girl hit by bullet in July 4th shooting

Updated: 7:58 p.m. July 5th, 2018

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Milwaukee Police say they have arrested three people in connection with the shooting of a 3-year-old girl that happened on Independence Day around 10:20 p.m.

The little girl was hit by a bullet shooting near 48th and Fairmount as her mom was getting her and her siblings ready for bed.

Police found six guns from the suspects and charges are expected to be filed soon.

The girl’s father Eric Smith says he’s happy an arrest has been made, but wants to see more done to stop this from happening again.

A parent’s worst nightmare is to hear that their child was shot in their own home,” said Smith.

He was at work Wednesday night when he got a call that his daughter was shot.

“I was thinking Where? How? What happened?

Smith says his wife was getting their 3-year-old daughter Symphony ready for bed when bullets came through the walls.

“She saw smoke past her head and she could smell it and hear the bullets,” said Smith.

One of those bullets hit the little girl. My wife grabs her and holds her tight and says, ‘What’s wrong baby? Are you ok?’” said Smith.

It’s something Smith could never imagine happening. “Especially my 3-year-old, or anybody’s child could be at home in the safety of their, what’s supposed to be safe, your home,” he said.

He’s happy there’s been an arrest but says that’s not enough.

“This violence has to stop, something has to happen with these weapons,” said Smith, “we have to have lawmakers, politicians working, I’m not saying they’re not, I don’t know, but something more has to be done.”

Smith says his daughter’s is healing, but he worries about her emotional scars.

“She wants to leave, she’s scared to come home, she doesn’t want to come back here cause she’s afraid,” said Smith.

Smith says the neighborhood is just too dangerous.  He has started a Go Fund Me page to try and raise money so they can move.

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Updated: 4:18 p.m. July 5, 2018

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Milwaukee Police say they have arrested three people in connection with the shooting of a 3-year-old girl that happened on Independence Day around 10:20 p.m. 

The little girl was hit by a bullet shooting near 48th and Sheridan as her mom was getting her and her siblings ready for bed. 

Police found six guns from the suspects and charges are expected to be filed soon.

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Updated: 3:39 p.m. July 5, 2018

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Milwaukee Police have announced a fourth shooting that happened on July 4th. The shooting happened around 3:40 a.m. near 40th and Florist. 

A 20-year-old woman and a 16-year-old boy received non-life threatening injuries and were taken to the hospital for treatment.

Milwaukee Police are looking for a suspect.

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Posted: 5:12 a.m. July 5, 2018

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) – The Milwaukee Police Department responded to three separate shootings on the 4th of July.

According to police, they were called to the area near 48th St. and Fairmount Ave. around 10:20 p.m. after a 3-year-old girl was shot. Police say shots were fired into a home and the victim was hit. She was taken to the hospital with a non-life threatening injury. The incident remains under investigation and police continue to search for a suspect.

In a separate incident, authorities say around 8:15 p.m., a 35-year-old man was dropped off at a hospital with serious gunshot wounds. The location and circumstances surrounding the shooting remain under investigation.

Police say another shooting happened on Wednesday near North Ave. and Oakland Ave. where a 21-year-old man was hurt. Authorities say an argument between two groups led to the shooting. The victim was taken to the hospital with a non-life threatening gunshot wound. Police are investigating the incident and believe to know the identity of the suspect.

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