1 year later: Detroit girl paralyzed in shooting

Girl caught in crossfire of two cars


DETROIT – A community event took place Sunday at the scene of a shooting that paralyzed a child almost one year ago.

India Williams, 8, was hit by gunfire while riding her bike in the 20400 block of Charest Street on Sept. 14.


She was caught in the crossfire of two cars shooting at each other. She was saved by two police officers who rushed her to the hospital.

The shooting left her paralyzed from the waist down.

"She was shot in her shoulder, the bullet pierced her spine and this is what were left with," said Chantee Lee, India's aunt.

Williams, her family, and the community met Sunday at the scene of the shooting to raise awareness of the case since this crime was never solved.

A suspect was taken into custody a day after the shooting, but the warrant was denied and the suspect released.

"I don't know how he's going to sleep everyday with this on his conscience," said Clinqute Williams, India's mother.

So far, no one has come forward with information.

India has a simple message for her shooter, "Stop the violence."

The event today raised funds for the family to buy a special needs van and a bike for India.

A GoFundMe account was set up to help the family with medical expenses and making their home wheelchair accessible.



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