Fort Collins Police say the incident occurred just before 5:15 p.m. in the 1300 block of Cherry Street when a man who was riding in a purple or maroon mid-sized sedan fired once at the girl.
The single shot hit the 17-year-old and she was transported to Poudre Valley Hospital in a private vehicle where she underwent surgery.
Authorities say the teen is expected to recover.
Investigators say the shooting may be gang-related and are investigating the relationship between the victim and the suspect or suspects. They say the motivation for the shooting is unknown at this time.
The victim's name was not released.
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