Girl shot riding scooter forgives alleged gunman

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EMPORIA, Va. (WVEC) – An 11-year-old girl shot in the head while riding a scooter said she forgives her accused shooter.  Shardell Walton, of Emporia, is still recovering after she was hit by a stray bullet nearly two months ago.  [Read more]

“Well, physical…they’re just trying to help me like walk on my own without the cane,” Walton said.

She also told that she is not angry at the man who is accused of shooting her.

"I don't have that type...I'm not that type of person. I don't hold harm on anyone. I forgive him," she said.

Evan McNair, 23, opened fire on his ex-girlfriend's mini-van, according to police. The  shooting came just hours after McNair was released from jail and served with a protective order.

“He was released after lunch,” said Patricia Watson, the Commonwealth’s Attorney for Emporia-Greensville County.  “Several hours later he found the victim.”

McNair is charged with murder.

Walton spent nearly two months in the hospital. She still needs one more surgery.

"There is one thing I'm scared about. I'm scared of getting a bone replaced in my head, but my grandma...her and my poppa try to calm me down a lot and it really helps," she said.

McNair is due back in court July 9th.

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