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November 17, 2017

12-year-old girl saves sister from barrage of gunfire


12-year-old girl saves sister from barrage of gunfire

CINCINNATI —A 12-year-old girl who was shot as a barrage of bullets were fired off in an Ohio neighborhood walked…


A 12-year-old girl who was shot as a barrage of bullets were fired off in an Ohio neighborhood walked out of Children’s Hospital Thursday.

“I got shot here and the bullet came out here,” Demera Sellers said as she showed how the gunshot went in her side and narrowly missed vital organs.

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The gunfire also missed Seller’s little sister but that may not be attributed to chance.

“She wasn’t running fast enough so I had to grab her by her arm and drag her up there so she can be in front of me,” Sellers said. “I told her ‘Go, keep running,’ and when I pushed her, they shot me and I fell against the wall.”

Sellers said the bullet that hit her traveled right through the spot where her sister had been a fraction of a second before.

“I’m overly proud of her. I could never thank her enough for saving my baby’s life,” said Seller’s mother Kiesha Rice.

Witnesses said so many bullets were fired off, in such rapid succession, it sounded like a machine gun being fired.

A 17-year-old was also shot. He was hit in the arm and is expected to recover.

“I was scared,” Sellers said. “I was right there by them when they were shooting.”

Seller’s family says she is a good student and a basketball standout for her school and AAU teams.

She is expecting to miss some games but hopes to be back on the court before the season is over.

Police have not arrested a suspect.


Source: 4029 Northwest Arkansas News 12-year-old girl saves sister from barrage of gunfire

12-year-old girl saves sister from barrage of gunfire

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