4-year-old girl injured in drive-by shooting returns home

SHELBY, N.C. — Aryanna Odoms, 4, who was shot last Monday during a drive-by shooting in Shelby, is out of the hospital Sunday.

Police have since charged six men in the shooting on Toms Street.

Police told Channel 9 that the child was in the living room when someone drove by and fired several shots into her house and another home.

The shooters may have been shooting at someone near the house and the house wasn’t the intended target, police said.

Police said 48 shots were fired from a semi-automatic weapon.

Aryanna’s grandmother Bridgette Smith said the bullet hit the girl’s side and got lodged in her intestine.

“She said, ‘Maw-Maw, I got shot,’” Smith said.

That bullet has been removed but the girl is struggling with pain.

Aryanna is expected to be in the recovery room for weeks.

Team Trublue, a Charlotte community group, presented Aryanna with gifts Friday night to put a smile on the girl’s face.

Photos of Aryanna Odoms

"Every day something else is happening somewhere, horrific,” Will Adams of Team Trublue said. “And this little girl is in a hospital bed because somebody decided to take a gun and start shooting, and you shot through her home, you know, as if her life wasn't valuable."

On Monday, police charged Julian Kyle Jackson, 24, and Marquise Santonio Beam, 24, in the case.

Both men are charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injuries and discharging a firearm into an occupied property.

(Beam, Jackson)

Police arrested Patrick Rucker, 25, and Cameron Shrader, 24 on Thursday.

Rucker is charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury and discharging a firearm into occupied property.

Officers charged Shrader with obstruction of justice and accessory after the fact.

(Rucker, Shrader)

On Friday, Shelby police arrested Robert Strong III, 23, and Lance Jackson, 26, and charged both with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury and discharging a firearm into an occupied property.

(Strong, Jackson)

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