5-month-old shot in head released from hospital

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by 13News Now

WVEC.com

Posted on July 14, 2013 at 5:04 PM

Updated Monday, Jul 15 at 5:39 PM

Hampton shooting

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HAMPTON -- Willie Haynesworth told 13News Now his 5-month-old son, "Little Willie," was released from Children's Hospital of the King's Daughters Monday, 5 days after the 5-month-old and his 1-year-old brother, Kamryn, were hit by bullets on Childs Avenue.

"Little Willie" had a big smile on his face as his mom pushed him down the sidewalk toward the car, where his family was eagerly waiting to take him home. 

"He's actually doing better. He's smiling, and that's a great thing," Haynesworth said, referring to the 5-month-old. "Obviously, they're healing quite fast. The swelling has gone down dramatically on Little Willie. Little Kamryn is doing awesome. He's my little football player right there, you know? He's doing what he was doing back before he got hurt."

Police said someone or some people began shooting late Wednesday night near the intersection of Childs and 50th Street. Bullets hit a car, a home, and the boys. Their grandfather, who was watching them, took the boys outside for a snack and to cool off.

"Little Willie" spent hours in surgery as doctors took care of the wound to his head.

Kamryn's injury was to his leg. The 1-year-old has been released from CHKD and is with relatives. Haynesworth said Kamryn is walking around and "doing great."

Haynesworth told 13News Now the outpouring of support from the community has been overwhelming.

There was some bleeding on the left side of the brain, so doctors advised him and the children's mother to watch "Little Willie's" right arm after he was released from the hospital to make sure it is functioning the right way

Hampton police officers have made no arrests.

Anyone with information should call Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.

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