SANTA FE SPRINGS (CBS) — A 12-year-old boy was released from a local hospital Thursday morning after he was shot while sleeping in his bed.

Officials say one of several gunshots fired Wednesday night in the 9300 block of Danby Avenue in Santa Fe Springs went through a home and struck the child.

The boy, who was struck in his knee, will have to undergo surgery.

Family members say they were gathered around a table at 11 p.m. when roughly five shots were fired from the street.

Chaos ensued as they ran to check on both the boy and an infant who was also sleeping in that area of the house. The infant was not harmed.

Officials worked overnight to gather evidence, including bullet casings.

Authorities believe the shooting was gang-related, but it was unclear if the house was the intended target.

Comments (4)
  1. Joey Dean says:

    OK wow that is jsut downright messed up dude. Seriously?

  2. Kristina says:

    I live near this and it was not 5 shots. It was 10. Someone emptied a clip into this home. I pray that the boy recovers 100% and that they find who did this. We have a very quiet neighborhood and I’d like it to stay that way.

  3. randy says:

    Are there going to be demonstrations, vigils, calls for “justice,” and rallies? Oh, that’s right, it was a child in his bed sleeping, not a criminal challenging the police or using violence. Guess he doesn’t deserve sympathy.

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