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Girl shot in leg in Oakland drive-by

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Oakland police say an eight-year-old girl is hospitalized after she was hit by gunfire in what's believed to be a gang-related drive-by shooting.

Police say the girl was standing with some other people in front of the home of relatives when she was shot in the leg when at least two people in a passing car opened fire.

The girl _ who has not been named _ is expected to survive her injuries.

The incident comes after a series of shootings in Oakland, including the wounding of two police officers in separate incidents last week.

Oakland police are planning a news conference at 11:15 a.m. Tuesday to discuss the recent shootings.

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