17-month-old girl shot in Texas rampage expected to make full recovery


A 17-month-old girl named Anderson is recovering from injuries to her face and chest after she was shot Saturday during a rampage in West Texas that left seven dead “By the grace of God, Anderson is expected to make a full recovery,” the child’s parents said in a statement  The family thanked first responders and physicians including those at the University Medical Center in Lubbock, where the child was being treated, Fox 34 reported The news station added that the girl was released later Sunday; it was unclear whether a planned surgery to remove shrapnel from her chest had taken place  TEXAS SHOOTING LEAVES 7 DEAD, 19 INJURED; SUSPECT DEAD “Although there is so much to grieve today, there is so much to be thankful for,” the family’s statement read  Anderson was among 22 people injured when a gunman went on a rampage stretching over 10 miles in the area of Odessa and Midland Officers killed the gunman outside a movie theater. The family asked Texans and Americans to “stand together” in response to the shootings   Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, who received a text message from the child’s mother prior to a news conferece Sunday, said the child suffered injuries to her bottom lip, tongue and front teeth  CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP But, Abbott added that the girl’s mother texted: “Toddlers are funny because they can get shot but still want to run around and play ” The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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