Sleeping toddler shot in face, upper body

April 23, 2008 4:27:49 PM PDT
A two-year-old girl was shot as she slept inside her southwest Houston apartment early this morning.Family members say shotgun blasts flew through the window around 2:30am at the apartment at the Park at Lakeside Apartments on Briarforest near Lakeside Estates.

The family says two-year-old Koreyal Dixon was asleep in the same room with three other children when she was struck in the face and upper body by the gunfire. The girl's grandmother, Sheila Dixon, says she put her to sleep just hours before the shooting.

The little girl's family said she underwent surgery and was listed in critical condition. She was apparently conscious and alert before surgery.

The family thinks this shooting may have a connection to a shooting that happened at the same apartment complex yesterday. Police say they are investigating that allegation.

Authorities haven't identified any suspects. If you have any information you're urged to call Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

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