GODDARD, Kan. (KAKE) - Earlier this week, KAKE News spoke to Jeremy Zehring, the father of 18-year-old Anakin Zehring, who was shot in the back while sitting in his car at Walmart in Goddard.

Zehring says the pain he and his family feel will probably never go away, and Anakin Zehring will spend months in Nebraska, at a rehabilitation hospital.

"He's trying to come to terms with it, because of his condition and everything he's gong to experience for the rest of his life."

More information on what led up to the shooting came out Wednesday in a probable cause affidavit.

It states two other teenagers, who were in the car with Zehring, were shooting water bead guns at another group of teens.

One of the students hit, a 17-year-old girl, called her father, Ruben Contreras, who arrived at the Walmart a short time later.

As Zehring and the two other students with him left the Walmart and got into their car, Contreras approached the car, where Zehring tried to drive away.


Investigators say video shows Contreras pulled out a handgun, stuck it in the window, and fired one shot, striking Anakin Zehring in the kidney and liver, likely paralyzing him.

The affidavit goes on to say the water bead guns were part of a viral game played among high-schoolers known as "senior assassin."

Detectives interviewed Zehring in the hospital, where he said he thought Contreras was a pedestrian, and didn't know his intentions.

The document states in part:

"Zehring said his ears started ringing and realized he had been shot... He says he hit a pole in the parking lot to get the [car] To stop because he didn't want to hit anyone in the roadway."