The parents of a 14-year-stale girl shot in the head inside her North York apartment last week command CTV Information Toronto their daughter is awake and recovering.
On Wednesday, Alyssa Driscoll’s parents identified their daughter to be the sufferer of an overnight shooting, which passed off on Friday in the area of Jane Road and Finch Avenue West.
“She’s a warrior,” the teen’s father, Brandon Driscoll said. “What she is pulling by. I thank God it’s a miracle.”
Driscoll said Alyssa is speaking and told him she loves him.
“She is progressing thoroughly. She is out of ICU. She’s now in a trauma centre. Her left facet is weak, and she is going to want a lot of medical attention.”
An online fundraising campaign has been established to wait on with Alyssa’s restoration.
Driscoll said he was dwelling at the time of the shooting.
“I was in my room sleeping and then I heard a gun shot and rushed immediately and I squeezed her head so hard until the ambulance came. That’s what saved her existence the paramedics and doctors said.”
He described Alyssa as lovable, silly and friendly.
Alyssa’s mom, who wished to finest be identified as Vanessa, spoke with CTV Information Toronto from SickKids Hospital. She described her daughter as candy and someone who would attain anything for her sisters and anybody.
Vanessa said her daughter is no longer paralyzed but is weak on her left facet.
Almost immediately earlier than 3 a.m. Friday, Toronto police have been called to an Eighth floor apartment at 25 Stong Court.
Police said several of us took off after the shooting and officers have appealed for anyone involved to come forward and offered a statement. One line of investigation will seemingly be whether it was an accidental shooting, police said.
Police told CTV Information Toronto Wednesday, the investigation remains ongoing. They have no longer released if there are any suspects or individuals of interests in the case.
CTV Information Toronto asked Driscoll if he has any idea the place the gun came from and who was in the apartment the night of the shooting
“I can’t remark on that accurate now,” he said.
In a statement issued to CTV Information Toronto, Alyssa’s mother said she believes police are doing their simplest, adding there mustn’t have been weapons in the apartment.
“The last couple of days have been hell no longer knowing how or if Alyssa was going to pull by this outrageous ordeal,” she said.
“It’s all unacceptable, no baby wants to be in that situation.”