Five-year-old hurt in drive-by shooting

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. —  A 5-year-old girl is recovering after getting hit by a bullet during a drive-by shooting in South Memphis.

The shooting happened around 10 p.m. Thursday on Alta Road near Brooks.

“I was asleep," said Bezell Tate. "It woke me up. I thought they were shooting at my house.”

Tate said the little girl who was struck often plays with his grandchildren.

“She’s my neighbor," said Tate. "She comes over here and she be here all the time. She’s a sweet little girl.”

Neighbors said someone driving by fired what sounded like a dozen shots into the home. They left behind markings all over the wall and one hit the young child.

Neighbors said they hoped for the best after a wave of ambulances and police left the scene.

“I didn’t know what was going to happen. All I knew was she got shot," said Tate.

Thankfully, she’s going to be okay but being shot at five years old is now part of her life story.

“I don’t know what they’re shooting up people’s houses for. They mess around and get their house shot up. It don’t make no sense. It doesn’t make a bit of sense in the world.”

So far, no motives or suspect information has been provided to help make any sense of it either.

If you have any information that can be helpful to police call Crime Stoppers at (901) 528-CASH.

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