9-year-old remains hospitalized after four people shot near Sherman Park
A day after two children and two adults were shot near Sherman Park, family tells CBS 58 they are all okay.
The 40-year-old, a 20-year-old, and the 5-year-old have all been released from the hospital.
They say the 9-year-old girl is supposed to be released Wednesday and is just being kept as a precaution.
The 20-year-old is related to the two young victims. The 40-year-old had just parked his car to visit a friend when shots rang out.
Angelo Toliver is related to the 20-year-old, 5-year-old and 9-year-old. He was replacing car brakes when bullets started landing near him on N 39th Street and Burleigh.
"I heard the first few gunshots, and I looked up, saw them and I laid back down," said Toliver.
Toliver says he couldn't see their faces, but multiple gunmen came behind two abandoned houses and shot across the street. At least four children were playing in the front yard at the time, and the bullets were landing all across the block
"From there to about three houses. about three or four houses I would say. They were just shooting in them areas randomly," said Toliver.
He didn't think the bullets were aimed at anyone. Still, four people fell victim. The family says they were mostly flesh wounds. The children were only hit once.
"My heart dropped because they come down here to play with my kids every day. So when they told me that, it just hurt," said Sharika Toliver.
Sharika Toliver was at work when the shooting happened. She believed the 5-year-old and 9-year-old girls came to the yard to play with her two daughters. Toliver's daughter Nini is cousins with the 5-year-old.
"She was devastated because that was her favorite cousin. So she was crying a lot. So I'm about to take her out there to go see her right now," said Toliver.
She rushed to the hospital last night and visited the girls again today.
"They're okay though. They're fine. They're stable so they should probably be coming home today," said Toliver.
Police are still searching for suspects.