The 9-year-old Oakland girl shot by an unknown assailant as she played in her front yard is paralyzed from the neck down, KTVU is reporting.
Jacqueline Funes, 9, was playing at her home in the 1800 block of 66th Avenue when she was hit by a stray bullet, one of more than a dozen shots fired at another man who was walking on the street, according to police.
Since that fateful day on May 16, Jacqueline, a third-grader at Lockwood Elementary, has remained in the intensive care unit of UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital in Oakland, according to KTVU. Her mother Sylvia has been at her side, as Jacqueline fights for her life.
Little Jackie is expected to start therapy so she can regain mobility in her hands and other parts of her body, according to KTVU.
Police say two men got out of a vehicle and fired more than a dozen shots, spraying bullets into homes and hitting a 47-year-old man in the hip. No arrests have been made in the shooting.
Jacqueline is one of several Oakland children who have been injured or killed by gunfire in recent years. Last October, a 2-year-old boy was wounded while playing on the sidewalk outside his home near 94th Avenue and Sunnyside Street. Several months earlier, 8-year-old Alaysha Carradine was killed when she answered the door during a sleepover at a friend's apartment on Wilson Avenue. Follow Karina Ioffee at Twitter.com/kioffee.