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5-Year-Old Boy Caught in Tijuana Crossfire: Officials

A child from the U.S. was injured Monday when someone opened fire in a Tijuana neighborhood.

The 5-year-old boy has since been released from the hospital, officials confirmed to NBC 7 San Diego. 

The boy was shot in the leg in Tijuana's Sanchez Taboada neighborhood Monday evening, PGJE officials said.

The U.S. Consulate in Tijuana confirmed the boy is an American citizen. 

The bullet came from crossfire, PGJE officials said. 

The boy was taken to a local hospital. He was released Tuesday morning. 

No further information was available.

Ed. Note: A previous version of this article identified the victim. We have removed the name to protect the identity of the minor.

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