Deputies say the boy was staying the night at a home in the Eldorado Mobile Home Park when he was shot. (Sept. 8, 2013/FOX Carolina)
Bullet holes left in the side of the home where the boy stayed the night. (Sept. 8, 2013/FOX Carolina)
GREENVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) -
Deputies said they are investigating a shooting that sent a 13-year-old to the hospital after he was shot while inside a Greenville home Sunday.
Jonathan Smith with the Greenville County Sheriff's Office said the boy was shot when bullets came through the Eldorado Drive mobile home where he was staying the night. Someone called 911 about 5:30 a.m. after they heard gunshots, deputies said.
Smith said the teen is at the hospital and underwent surgery.
The teen's mother said her son was spending the night at a friend's home just a few yards away when she heard the gunshots. She said she telephoned the place her son was staying to see if he was alright and was told her son couldn't feel his legs.
"It only took a split second for me to realize, 'Yeah my baby's been shot," said Vivian Young, the boy's mother. "I called 911 and I heard the gunshots. I know how they travel though houses and mobile homes."
She said her son has a long road of recovery ahead in order to be able to walk again.
Smith said deputies did not have any suspects identified but were talking to witnesses and the shooting remains under investigation.
Dispatchers said the shooting initially came in as a drive-by but deputies said they have not yet determined if it was a drive-by shooting.
Young said she has a message for her son's shooter.
"Whoever you are, you need to turn yourself in," said Young. "You hit an innocent child, there could have been a lot of other people who were innocent you could have hit."
The exterior of the home was covered with several bullet holes Sunday. People who live there said there were nine children inside at the time of the shooting, including infants.
Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 864-23-CRIME.
NOTE: It was initially reported that the victim was 17, which was incorrect.
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