On Saturday afternoon a 9-year-old Birmingham, Alabama girl was leaving a neighborhood store with her father when they stepped in the middle of a fight. 32-year-old Jeffery Matthews was attempting to shoot another man but the bullet struck the little girl instead. She was hit in the side and taken to a local hospital where she is expected to recover from her injuries.
Matthews has been arrested and charged with attempted murder and assault. His mother has also been charged with hindering prosecution after Matthews was found hiding in her apartment.