An eighth-grade Lee’s Summit girl who was accidentally shot in the head last week has made considerable progress, but she remains in serious but stable condition, police said today.
The girl, 13, was wounded Friday at a gathering of friends at a house in the 500 block of Northeast Castle Drive. Police said they have no new developments in their investigation. The preliminary inquiry revealed that the gun was a 9 mm handgun owned by someone who lived at the home.
No arrests have been made and no criminal charges have been filed.
On Wednesday, the girl’s breathing tube was removed and she is now breathing on her own. The girl asked for a glass of water once the tube was taken out, Sgt. Chris Depue said in a statement.
Her mother said 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,” Depue said in the statement.
The girl is able to move her arms and legs and give her mother and nurses a thumbs-up sign. She will begin physical therapy today.
Depue said the victim’s family wanted to thank community members for their support and prayers during their daughter’s recovery.