A 25-year-old man has been arrested in connection with a drive-by shooting that injured an 11-year-old girl in Kansas.
Inside of the home, a girl, 11, was lying in bed and she was shot. The victim was taken to the hospital with a non-life-threatening injury, according to KAKE.
The victim underwent surgery and was in the hospital at the end of the week, KSN reported.
“She is in a bed and in a lot of pain,” the victim’s mother told KSN. “It takes her about 45 minutes to get out of bed just to go to the bathroom.
Four other people were in the home, but none of them were hurt, KAKE reported.
Police said earlier this week that the shooting was not a random incident, according to KAKE.
Bryon Monroe Purcell, 25, was booked into jail on Oct. 14 for four counts of aggravated assault, aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, criminal discharge of a firearm, criminal possession of a firearm by a felon, criminal distribution of a firearm to a felon, possession of marijuana and paraphernalia and a parole violation, KAKE reported.
Purcell’s arrest came the day after the Wichita Police department offered a $1,000 reward for information leading to an arrest, according to KAKE.
It’s unclear how police determined Purcell was a suspect, KAKE reported.
The girl’s family created a GoFundMe to cover her medical expenses.
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