The 5-year-old girl wounded in a drive-by shooting early Saturday in Kansas City, Kan., is the niece of a woman killed in another shooting last week in Overland Park.
Family members said Sunday that the little girl is expected to recover.
Her aunt, Quaushey L. Harris, was killed last Monday when someone fired shots into her duplex in the 7800 block of West 61st Terrace. Harris’ 11-year-old daughter was also wounded.
A week before Harris was killed, two young men were shot to death across the street from her duplex, and Overland Park police said those two incidents were connected, although they declined to say how.
Saturday’s shooting occurred shortly before 4 a.m. in the 1800 block of Oakland Avenue. At least half a dozen bullet holes were visible Sunday afternoon in the home’s front window and wall.
“I don’t know what happened,” said a relative who asked that her name not be used because the shooters are still at large. “I just got a phone call saying their house got shot up.”
The relative said she didn’t know why they were being targeted.
“We’re just trying to hang on,” she said.
Anyone with information about the crimes is being asked to call the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-8477.
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