10-year-old released from hospital after being shot in head

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A 10-year-old is now recovering at home a week after she was shot in the head.

Police said William Gregory, 28, shot into a home at the Goodwill Village Apartments Feb. 13.

A bullet hit Vynnitra Dobbs, but amazingly, her family said her skull stopped the bullet from doing further damage.

She had been at Le Bonheur Children's Hospital, but WREG learned Monday she has been released Sunday around noon. She tells WREG the first thing she did when she left the hospital.

"I rode my bike, I played with my cousin and I went outside," Vynnitra Dobbs.

At Le Bonheur Children's Hospital 10-year-old Vynnitra Dobbs standing arm and arm and very happy to be with her dad Vincient Dobbs.

"I mean I never thought that I would put her in a position to be shot and definitely not in the head and for her to live and talk about it too, it's a real miracle," said Vincient Dobbs.

"I still cry everyday, I just cried to her not even an hour ago, it's just good I can still touch her again and good that's she's still breathing," said Vincient Dobbs. "I can`t ask for much more."

Meanwhile the family is trying to move away from that apartment.

"I`m just trying to find somewhere safe where she doesn`t have to worry about hearing gun shots," said Dobbs.

In the meantime, Vincient says he plans to spend as much time as possible with his daughter.

"I`m tryna do laser tag, I'm not ever letting her go," said Dobbs. "Everytime I see her I`ma touch her and I`m a kiss her."

Vynnitra's mother, Arnitra Bruce, said her daughter was talking and walking Friday with the help of physical therapy.

The accused shooter, Gregory, is facing a list of charges, including six counts of attempted first-degree murder.


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