4-year-old in recovery after surgery from gunshot wound, neighbors describe shooting

A four-year-old boy who was shot inside a Roebuck home is now in recovery after surgery from a gunshot wound to the torso.

UPDATE: A four-year-old boy will survive after Birmingham Police investigators say a bullet hit him in the torso inside his Roebuck home.

The investigators told ABC 33/40 say he's already been through one surgery and is expected to go through a second.

The shooting that left him hospitalized is something only neighbors can describe.

In the dark of night at least two people began firing into a home on Calahan Road and shot the child.

Next-door neighbor Mary Russell says, "(I) heard the gunfire. Several shots."

Another man who lived across the street, who asked ABC 33/40 not to be identified, says he actually saw the entire shooting.

"As soon as I got the door open he was shooting. I heard bullets so fast that you couldn't even count," the man told ABC 33/40.

Russell says she could hear almost every gun shot.

"I just heard this morning that a child was shot. That's sad," says Russell.

The man who wishes to remain anonymous told ABC 33/40 he could see one gunman from his own car as the man fired round after round into the home.

He says, "I was concerned because I didn't want to get out and him start shooting at me because I don't think the guy even knew I was outside and even in the car."

Investigators told ABC 33/40 they do not believe this is a random act.

The neighbors hope it never happens again.

"Bullets don't have eyes. They just go wherever," says Russell.

No suspects have been named, nor have any arrests been made early on in this investigation.

ORIGINAL: A four-year-old boy is in critical condition at Children's of Alabama after being injured in an overnight shooting.

The shooting happened in a neighborhood in the Roebuck area. Details are limited, but Birmingham Police confirm the 911 call came in around midnight from the 600 block of Calahan Road.

Police are not saying how the child was shot or where the wound is located.

The child was taken to St. Vincent's by personal car and then transferred to Children's by ambulance.

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