Toddler recovering after drive-by shooting
ORLANDO, Fla. (FOX 35 WOFL) - A toddler was shot in the neck and back during an all-out assault on his home, authorities said.
A drive-by shooter fired about 30 times into the house, leaving bullet wounds all over the two-year-old boy's body. Though he is in good spirits, his neck and back are still healing, and his mother wants answers.
Whlie most moms have photographs of their smiling children on their phones, this one has pictures of her two-year-old son’s inujuries after the incident that took place on Saturday in Orlando. She asked that she not be named in this report, for fear that the shooter may come back.
“It wasn't a few shots. It was a minute of shots!” she told us.
The shots were fired after someone came by her home earlier, demanding to speak with someone named "Jojo." She explained that she didn’t know a "Jojo." She didn’t think much of about it, until that night.
“All of a sudden, 'Pow, pow, pow, pow, pow!” she said, as her husband dove to protect their son. “He grabs him and throws him and shields him.”
That’s when she said the child was hit. He was shot in the neck and then a second bullet grazed him on his back. Amazingly, the boy remained conscious. He was crying, taken to the hospital and released the same day.
“I think that God put his daddy over him and protected him, because the bullet went by his daddy's head and cut his daddy's hair. The same bullet could have killed him.”
The family is still shaken, hoping deputies find the person who caused them so much trauma and fear, but grateful that, at the end of the day, they’re alive.
“I could going to a funeral, but instead I can hug him so it's a good feeling.”
Too scared to return home, the family is staying with friends and family for now.
The suspect is described as a man about 6 feet tall with dreadlocks and gold teeth. If you know who may have done this, call the Orange County Sheriff’s Office or Crimeline at 800-423-TIPS (8477).