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8-year-old shot sleeping in Greensboro home in critical condition

Police said the little girl was shot while in her bed around 1:00 a.m. Wednesday. At last check, she remained in critical condition at the hospital.

GREENSBORO, N.C. — An 8-year-old girl was shot while sleeping in her bed early Wednesday morning, according to Greensboro police.

The shooting happened around overnight at 1:00 a.m.

Police said someone shot into the home at the corner of Autumn Drive and Ryan Street, hitting Aacuria Hinton who was asleep in the top bunk of her bed. 

EMS took the 8-year-old to the hospital where she remains in critical condition. 

Police don't think this was a targeted shooting. 

"It's every parent's worst fear, and it's about the worst thing that can happen in your community where you put your kids to bed and then you're woken up and this thing happened," said Corporal DJ Benotti. 

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Aacuria Hinton was shot while asleep in her bedroom in Greensboro.

Along Autumn Drive, bullet holes are visible in the side of a house.

Windows of a car nearby are also shattered with glass littering the driveway.

Police canvassed the neighborhood multiple times on Wednesday, hoping to learn more about the shooting.

Even having spent hours looking for evidence and speaking to neighbors, Corporal Benotti says they are left with very few details as they work to find out who is responsible.

"I don't know anybody that lives anywhere that thinks it's okay for a house to be shot up and kids to be terrorized or put in the hospital and fight for their lives," said Benotti. "If you want a community where this kind of thing is unacceptable, then, if you have information, you need to call. Show people that it is unacceptable that this happens in your community.”

No suspect information was released by investigators. 

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Greensboro/Guilford Crime Stoppers at 336-373-1000. 

Citizens can also download the mobile P3tips app for Apple or Android phones to submit a mobile tip, or go to P3tips.com to submit a web tip. 

All tips to Crime Stoppers are completely anonymous.

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