9-year-old recovering after being shot in Central Fresno

FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) —

A nine-year-old Fresno girl shot while in her own bed is now at home recovering. She was about to get up for school when a bullet struck her. Fresno Police now believe someone accidentally targeted her family’s apartment.

Anisa said she was still very sleepy and didn’t realize she had been shot at first. Earlier Monday morning, though, she was sent to the hospital where she to have a bullet removed from her leg.

Anisa is bandaged up but recovering okay with her family after being shot in the lower leg.

“I thought, I knew something hit me but then I wanted to check so I felt my leg and I thought this has to be blood because something hit me,” the nine-year-old said.

Anisa’s mother was in her room with her at the time as she was getting her children ready for school. She was rushed to the hospital where doctors removed a bullet that was lodged in her leg. Neighbors recalled hearing four gunshots just before 6 a.m.

“I thought they were sticks beating on the ground so I waited and then five minutes later I see the flashing lights and then I see the little girl coming out,” neighbor Dayjanique Brown explained.

Fresno Police believe the suspect may have accidentally targeted the wrong apartment. The only room shot at was the girl’s bedroom, which she shares with her brother.

“Suspect came in a gold Buick LeSabre, came in the parking lot here and stopped,” Lt. Joe Gomez with the Fresno Police Department said. “And it looks like the suspect walked up, shot specifically at that upstairs apartment.”

Anisa’s family says the 9-year old is doing well at home and can still walk. Though she did stay home from school for the day.

“It was scary for all of us, family and friends,” Anisa’s aunt Angelina Lujan said. “It was traumatic when we heard about it. But we’re fortunate that it just was the lower leg that the bullet got through.”

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