Oakland girl hit by gunfire on New Year's Eve improving, officials say

OAKLAND, Calif. (KGO) -- The six-year-old Oakland girl hit in the head by celebratory Gunfire just after midnight on New Year's Eve is improving, according to officials with UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland.

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Officials say the girl said a few words to her parents Thursday morning, so they're very encouraged.

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Doctors has said the bullet cannot be removed from her skull. Because of that, Police won't be able to do a ballistics test in order to match the bullet to a gun, which will make it difficult to solve the case.
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