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Home » News » Teen girl stable after accidental shooting Friday

Teen girl stable after accidental shooting Friday

Feb. 16, 2012

Lee’s Summit Police continue to investigate an accidental shooting that injured a teenage girl.

The incident occurred around 4:15 p.m. on the afternoon of Feb. 10. Police responded to a home in the 500 block of N.E. Castle Drive. The victim was a 13-year-old girl, Alyssa Howe. She was rushed to an area hospital with a single gunshot wound to the head. Howe remains in serious but stable condition at a local hospital.

Howe’s family is working with the Lee’s Summit Police to release information on their daughter’s condition and asks for privacy at this difficult time. Her mother reports that she had her breathing tube removed, is now breathing on her own and that she asked for a glass of water once it was taken out. Her mother says that she is able to track people with both eyes and that she was able to squeeze her mother’s hand and simply say “mom.” Howe is able to move her arms and legs and was able to give her mother and nurses a thumbs up sign. Howe started physical therapy program on her road to recovery.

The victim’s family wishes to thank everyone for their outpouring of support and for their prayers during this difficult time.

Police continue to investigate this incident and expect to make a report to the prosecutor’s office in two to three weeks.

Preliminary investigation revealed that Howe was accidentally shot with a 9 mm handgun while visiting a friend who lives at the residence. The teenage girl who fired the shot is also from Lee’s Summit.


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