The shooting that took place in West Texas on August 31, 2019 left the whole country in distress. An armed man named Seth Ator was driving around shopping centers in Midland and Odessa shooting from his car. Among the 25 people injured was the 17-month-old girl named Anderson Davis.
She sustained injuries to her chest and bottom lip when a shrapnel hit her in the face.
— Morning Express with Robin Meade (@MorningExp) September 3, 2019
Sadly, seven people, among which three police officers, were killed before the police shot the gunman dead in front of a movie theater.
It was later reported that he was mentally distressed and was fired from his job just hours before he went on the killing spree.
Luckily, little Anderson survived the attack. Ector County Sheriff Mike Griffis said in a statement that she was now home and recovering.
Good News: 17 month old Anderson Davis is now at home. She’s the baby who was shot in the Odessa mass shooting, hit with shrapnel & left with a hole in her lip & tongue. She underwent surgery before going home. Her mother shared these pictures with CBS News. pic.twitter.com/4uYLWOWaV9
— David Begnaud (@DavidBegnaud) September 2, 2019
Anderson’s parents, Kelby and Garret Davis, told CBS News they are happy and relieved their girl is doing fine, but they are at the same time sad for the families of those who lost their loved ones in the attack. “We hurt so badly for the families whose loved ones didn’t survive this tragedy.
“We are thankful for our beautiful baby girl and look forward to reuniting her at home with her twin brother soon.”
#RT @WSMV: 17-month-old Anderson Davis was one of the 22 people injured in a shooting spree in West Texas. Despite her injuries, she’s expected to make a full recovery, her parents said. ❤😢 https://t.co/toIPUj5A8X
— Joey Gill (@DigitalProdJoey) September 3, 2019
We are so happy for Anderson and we wish she recovers completely. We hope she would be able to forget the ordeal with time and it won’t affect her childhood and her life.
Way to go Anderson, you are one of the bravest little children we’ve ever heard of.