A 5-year-old girl is recovering from an accidental shooting.
A friend of the family told FOX6 News what happened over the weekend leading up to the shooting.
Kimberly Davidson, who says she's like an aunt to the girl, was at a home in the 1100 block of Violet Drive around 7:30 p.m. Saturday along with several other people.
She says she was getting out of the shower when she heard what sounded like a firecracker going off. When everyone heard the noise, she says, they became very concerned.
Davidson says that's when 5-year-old Drea Walker ran up to her, along with Davidson's 8-year-old son.
She says the children were panicked and crying and she noticed a scar on Drea's face and shoulder and a hole in the girl's neck. She says the children were in a room alone and were playing around when the found a shoe box on top of a dresser with a gun inside.
"He was telling me they both was being curious and they were trying to see probably how it worked and it just so happened it turned on her accidentally and hit her," Davidson said. "To see her in that situation is heartbreaking."
Davidson says Drea's injuries aren't life-threatening and she won't have to undergo any major surgery.
As for the gun, it doesn't belong to Davidson and she says there's not usually a gun in the home. Police continue to investigate the incident but say at this point, it does appear to be an accident.
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