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Girl shot in Louisiana after getting off school bus

November 5, 2021 GMT

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — A girl was shot after getting off a school bus in Louisiana and is in stable condition following surgery, her family says.

The 9-year-old was wounded Tuesday as she entered her apartment in Lafayette after school, her grandmother, Anna Bob, told KLFY-TV. A bullet hit her liver and caused her lung to collapse.

Two people were arguing in the area when one of them pulled out a gun and started firing, according to Lafayette police.

“I’m numb, confused, not understanding why this could happened during the day with kids getting off the bus,” Bob said.

No other injuries were reported and no arrests have been made.

Katherine Bob and Bryson Broussard told KATC-TV that their daughter was still in pain and tired but was making steps toward recovery.

“My baby was innocent, walking in the house, not knowing, ready to tell us about her day,” the girl’s mother said. “Life is short and life is precious.”