Victim Recounts Violence Leading Up To Deadly Shooting

By: Parrish Alleman Email
By: Parrish Alleman Email

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Tuesday, September 04, 2012

A Wichita woman is lucky to be alive after a bullet grazed her head. The same gunfire killed an 8-year-old girl while she slept in her south Wichita home.

Kimberly McDonough said she was sitting in her home near 31st St. South and Broadway around 3:15 a.m. Tuesday. The woman said she was watching a movie with her family in the living room, when she heard gunshots.

“I just heard glass shatter and I told both of them to get down, get down,” said Dustin McDonough, husband.

Kimberly said she started screaming for help.

“A bunch of blood was running down my head and face,” she said. “I thought I was dying.”

She was taken to a nearby hospital to be treated for a grazed-bullet wound. Kimberly said she is scared to go back to the mobile home park where a young girl died after a stray bullet struck her in the head.

"I am not going to be in a place that I am not safe,” Kimberly said. “If my life's in danger then that's not the place for me."

The family said they have seen an increase in the number of officers in the neighborhood recently. But Tuesday’s deadly shooting is the last straw. They plan to look for a new place to live within the next couple of weeks.

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