Video released by Arizona police shows how a four-year-old girl narrowly escaped being shot when gunfire shattered the windows of a barber shop she was playing in.

The girl was sitting down in a chair by the shop’s window in Chandler when two bullets were shot at head level, narrowly missing her and sending her running in a panic.

CCTV catches the moment bullets – which were allegedly aimed at a tattoo shop next door – whizz past the child’s head.

Fortunately, the only injuries she suffered were minor and caused by flying glass.