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3 children wounded in Dallas shooting

Police were questioning several young adults following the shooting early Wednesday that critically wounded three children in their family's vehicle outside an apartment complex in the Pleasant Grove area of southeast Dallas.

The children -- ages 4, 10 and 12 -- are being treated at Children's Medical Center of Dallas, said Senior Cpl. Jerry Monreal, police spokesman.

The 10-year-old boy and a 4-year-old girl were in stable condition, but a 12-year-old girl was listed as "critical," Monreal said.

All three, however, were expected to survive, Monreal said.

Meanwhile, Monreal said, detectives were interviewing witnesses and some "people of interest" who he said were "young adults."

"Still no arrests have been made, Monreal said at 10:30 a.m. "We're still trying to determine if the shooting was random or targeted.

"But it's very distressing whenever kids get shot. Who would want to target a child?"

The shooting was reported at about 1:30 a.m. Wednesday outside the Pleasant Village apartments complex at 326 Jim Miller Road, Monreal said.

Two cars were leaving the complex when the lead car -- carrying two adults and five children -- was fired at multiple times.

"A mother, who was driving, said she was taking her adult daughter, who was sitting in the front passenger seat, and her five other (children) in the back seat, out of the apartment complex when some unknown suspect fired upon their vehicle," Monreal said.

The wounded children were taken to the hospital by another family member who was following in the other car, Monreal said.

No one else was wounded in that shooting.

Police, however, did received a 911 call shortly before midnight about a woman at the same apartment complex who said she had been struck by a shotgun pellet, Monreal said.

The pellet didn't break her skin, but she complained about chest pains, so she was taken to a hospital, Monreal said.

Officers, however, don't believe a shotgun was used to shoot the family's vehicle.

"These were holes that were inside the vehicle," Monreal said. "It was not sprayed by pellets."