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7-year-old boy shot in head near 54th and Garfield

Posted: 6:21 AM, Sep 09, 2019
Updated: 2019-09-09 19:23:01-04
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A 7-year-old boy is recovering after he was shot near 54th and Garfield in Kansas City, Missouri, Sunday night.

Police said the boy's mother, Sasha Lowe, told them she was driving to their home in the 5300 block of Garfield just before 10 p.m. when she saw two men shooting at someone.

Her youngest son, Shamar, was hit in the head by gunfire.

Neighbors like Mary Lee called for help.

"There’s this young lady screaming, 'My child, my child,' 'cause I know the kids be out here playing and that’s one concern that I was worried about," Lee said.

Lowe didn't wait for an ambulance.

"I scooped him up and put him in the car and sped off," Lowe said. "I was holding his head in my hand and I was telling him screaming his ABC, I wanted to hear him say his ABCs."

Doctors removed bullet fragments from the second grader's head.

Physically he's expected to make a full recovery but his mother says he's emotionally scarred.

"My kids don’t even want to come home because it’s so much," Lowe said tearfully.

Lowe added Shamar still believes firecrackers are too blame. She's hasn't told him the real reason yet to preserve his innocence.

"And that’s exactly what it is, you’re shooting up people’s babies and lives and you don’t even know what you’ve done," Lowe said.

After this shooting, Sasha doesn't plan to stick around this neighborhood, she's looking for a new place.

A GoFundMe account has been set up to help the family with medical expenses.