(Memphis) Even though doctors at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital called it obvious, they defended EMTs who didn’t realize a 10-year-old girl was shot in the head.
Dr Trey Eubanks is head of the trauma program at the hospital.
He said, “Once the evaluation took place, it was pretty obvious it was a gunshot wound.”
The girl’s 13-year-old brother is charged with shooting his younger sister at their home on the 4900 block of Orleans Monday.
Reaction from neighbors is mixed.
Some told WREG they know about past problems with the teen, while Jhante Bullock, who walks her babies down this road, called the shooting a concern.
“I stay right down the street in the apartments. It’s scary. I walked past the scene yesterday but I didn’t know what had happened,” Bullock said.
What concerns others is how long it took for anyone to realize the girl was shot.
Dr Eubanks explained, “It’s not common because normally the history leads us to the nature of the injury, but in this case it didn’t happen.”
Doctor Trey Eubanks said what’s really important is they know what kind of injury they are dealing with before the ambulance pulls in.
“The classification starts with blunt versus penetrating and that helps prepare the team for what they may see.”
The boy is now facing felony charges for shooting his sister.