Mother wants answers after bullet grazes 10-year-old son in head

Mom of 10-year-old grazed by bullet speaks out
Published: May. 30, 2017 at 1:07 AM EDT|Updated: May. 31, 2017 at 8:14 AM EDT
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WINTON HILLS, OH (FOX19) - A 10-year-old boy grazed in the head by a bullet earlier this week is expected to make a full recovery, his mother tells FOX19 NOW.

But Andrea Darby wants answers as Cincinnati police continue to search for the gunman who put her child in the hospital.

Officers responded to a report of a child shot in the head in the 100 block of Craft Street about 8:30 p.m. Monday.

Darby said the bullet grazed her son's head while he played football outside.

"He has eight staples and four stitches on the inside," she said.

The boy's mother said she's heard all kinds of possible scenarios that may have led up to the incident.

"I heard a fight broke out and they started shooting. I heard someone was retaliating against someone else and shots were being fired," she said.

Her son was taken to Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center and was expected to be released Tuesday night.

His mom said he is still shaken up, but she is grateful he is going to make a full recovery.

Meanwhile, police announced they are looking for three armed male suspects who were last seen in a dark, newer-model Jeep with tinted windows and OH plates HBC7325.

As police continue to search for the suspects, Darby said she is searching for a way to explain to her son why he was hurt.

"It's sad that my kids have been raised out here and now my baby is afraid to come home," she said.

The sad reality is, Darby said, there are people who saw what happened, but they aren't talking to police.

"This is a 10-year-old boy... this is my son. He is known out here, everyone knows my baby. You all know something... say something," she urged.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police or call CrimeStoppers at 513-352-3040.

Or, send them a tip on Crime Stoppers new app.

Callers can remain anonymous and receive cash rewards up to $1,000.

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