Saint Francis Hospital's emergency room was placed on lockdown on Sunday afternoon after a 10-year-old girl was brought in with a gunshot wound.

The shooting happened on Branford Street, where the child was shot in the face.

"The father picked up his daughter and brought her to the hospital," said Hartford Police Lt. Paul Cicero.

Per standard procedure in high profile cases, the emergency room was placed on lockdown around 4 p.m. when the child was brought in. Ambulances were still able to go in and out of the area. The lockdown was lifted at 5:15 p.m.

She was brought to Saint Francis then rushed to Connecticut Children's Medical Center, where she is listed as being in stable condition.

TJ Clarke, City Council President for Hartford, said he is concerned after what happened in his neighborhood.

"Especially in a neighborhood such as this, a quiet neighborhood that it's not known for this type of violence and activity, that's going on so it has people on pins and needles at this point," Clarke said.

Police have not released any information on possible suspects, but said they are looking for a dark-colored Honda that may have been involved.

Anyone with information should contact police at 860-757-4179.

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