SPRINGFIELD, Ore. - A 13-year-old girl got shot in the head with a pellet Thursday evening as she walked to a friend's house.
Doctors told her they can't remove the pellet from her head without risking complications.
And police may not be able to bring the shooter to justice because the girl didn't see her assailant.
Destiny Enebrad said she was walking near Springfield High School around 6:30 p.m. Thursday.
"Out of nowhere, I felt something hit my head,” she said.
Destiny thought at first it was a rock.
“A whole bunch of blood started pouring from my head," she said.
She ran to a friend's house and was later taken to the hospital.
X-rays revealed a pellet lodged in her head.
“And if they try to take it out, my face could go paralyzed," the teen said.
“I never would’ve thought that I’d get shot in the head," Destiny said. “Next time I’ll probably take the long way.”
Springfield Police said it is illegal to fire a pellet gun in the city limits. Because Destiny didn't see her assailant, police have little to go on.
“I can’t believe that my daughter can’t even walk to her friend’s house without getting shot," said Becky Coats, Destiny's mom. "I think it’s really scary. I think people need to know. They at least need to know so their kids are safe walking through this area.”
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