Family says 3-year-old girl critically injured in Henrico shooting

Family says 3-year-old girl critically injured in Henrico shooting

HENRICO, Va. (WWBT) - Henrico police say a child was critically injured in a shooting Monday afternoon. According to the family, the victim was a 3-year-old girl who was sleeping in her mom’s bed.

Officers were called to the 300 block of Exmore Court around 12:30 p.m. for the shooting.

“I walked to the trash can, I am on my way back from the trash can, then I hear commotion. Next thing I know, guys are shooting back and forth at each other,” Brian Pearson said.

When they arrived, detectives learned the toddler had been shot and was taken to a hospital in critical condition.

The girl’s grandmother says the bullet came through the wall of their home. They heard six to 12 gunshots.

Pearson says he just hopes his little neighbor can come home to her family.

“As a dad, I hope she will be able to pull through and everything goes as planned for her family because they have a wonderful family. No child deserves to be in a predicament like this,” Pearson said.

Anyone with information is asked to call 780-1000 or 501-5000.

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