The family of a 4-year-old Clayton County girl who was shot in the head on Wednesday tells FOX 5 the shooting was an accident and their prayers are being answered.
Andrew Odem says his granddaughter, London Harmon, is in intensive care at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston, but he says her eyes are wide open, and she is responding to family. The little girl underwent emergency surgery on Wednesday.
Zera Harmon, 34, said that she was driving home from a dental appointment with her four children on Highway 54 when she heard a pop. She looked back and saw her 4-year-old daughter, London, slumped over and realized that she had been shot.
Clayton County police say the shot was fired from inside the van, and struck the girl in the head.
She says she told police she didn't know the gun was in the van. She also told police the weapon may have belonged to her husband.
Odem says London had plenty of energy after her surgery. He says she was trying to pull the IV's out, and squeezed his hand, his wife's hand and her mom's hand. He called her survival a miracle.
London's parents are at her bedside at the hospital, and doctors say the next 72 hours will be critical for the River's Edge Elementary preschool student.
Authorities say the investigation continues, and charges could be possible.
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