The little girl wounded in the accidental shooting at a Washington elementary school last month is leaving the intensive-care unit at a Seattle hospital.
Eight-year-old Amina Kocer-Bowman’s condition is being upgraded from serious to satisfactory, Harborview Medical Center spokeswoman Susan Gregg told the Seattle Times Thursday afternoon.
Kocer-Bowman was wounded on Feb. 22 at a school in Bremerton, Wash., when a gun brought to class by a 9-year-old boy went off in his backpack.
In the five surgeries she has undergone since the shooting, she has lost her gallbladder, part of her small intestine and a major vein. Her elbow was shattered and has been patched with a large metal plate. The bullet is lodged near her spine but isn’t affecting her ability to move, the Times reported.
The mother of the boy who brought the gun to class appeared in court earlier Thursday, and was taken into custody and ordered held on $50,000 bail. She is a convicted felon and faces charges for unlawful possession of a firearm.
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