Harrisburg boy, 10, recovering from gunshot to face - abc27 WHTM

Harrisburg boy, 10, recovering from gunshot to face

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A 10-year-old boy was released from the hospital after he was shot in the face Monday night in Harrisburg.

Shattered glass on the front porch and two bullet holes were visible following a shooting that left a young boy with a gunshot wound in the face. As of Tuesday evening, Harrisburg Police said they were still investigating and have no suspects.

Mykie Hoskins, the 10-year-old who police said suffered a gunshot wound to the right cheek, was released from the hospital Tuesday afternoon. His mother spoke with abc27 off-camera and said her son was in pain and was staying at a relative's house because he was too afraid to sleep in his own bed.

The night before, around 8 p.m., police said around seven shots were fired at the home along the 1800 block of Regina Street. Chief Tom Carter said five bullets entered the home, including one bullet that went through a window, through a TV and struck the young boy in the face.

Older brother Rodney Hoskins was inside the home during the shooting.

"It was tragic," he said. "A lot of shots were fired. But it's life, though. I mean, I understand that's life. My little brother is okay. He's a soldier. He going to make through it."

Monday night, the 17-year-old was seen coming out of the home with his hands up and entered a police car. One investigator later said he was taken in for questioning, and it appeared he was the intended target of the shooting.

One witness said she was not surprised to hear the house came was attacked. The witness asked abc27 not to reveal her identity in fear of retaliation. She said Regina Street has seen its fair share of shootings recently. Last Friday, police reported a man was shot in the leg in the area. Police said another report of shots fired occurred on the same block on Dec. 5.

"[I see Rodney Hoskins] doing crazy stuff," she said." And [he would] just come at us for no reason, and we going to get hurt. The mom is never home. That's too dangerous for a little kid."

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