Zach Bannister Shooting – An 8-year-old boy in Oklahoma was critically injured after a gunman opened fire on his family’s vehicle Sunday. The victim has been identified as Zach Bannister. According to reports, Zach Bannister aka “Zachariah Bannister, and Zack Bannister” sustained serious gunshot injuries while looking at Christmas lights in Lawton.
“I need to ask prayers for my great nephew Zachariah Bannister he is 8 and was shot in the head in a drive-by shooting. He is in Children’s Hospital in OKC the bullet is lodged in his brain.”
How did the shooting happen?
While traveling with his family in Lawton, Oklahoma, Zach sustained a gunshot to the head. According to Zack’s grandmother, the incident occurred as the boy’s mother was reversing the car to allow him and his brother to enjoy Christmas lights, and gunfire ensued when a green laser was noticed.
”His eyes were closed,” she told the outlet. “He was leaned over to the right side. I [saw] blood and [Zack’s brother] said that Zack was bleeding and screamed, along with myself, ‘Drive mom, drive.’”
Jullian Phillips has been arrested in relation to the shooting and faces charges of assault with a deadly weapon, according to a Lawton Police Department spokesperson. It remains uncertain whether he has entered a plea or secured legal representation. The spokesperson for the police mentioned that as of Wednesday, Zack’s condition had become stable.
Zach Bannister GoFundMe
A GoFundMe page has been established by Nichole Groshong, a resident of Lawton, Oklahoma. According to Nichole, the money raised through this effort will go to the family to help with the medical expenses.
The page “8 year old shot while looking at Christmas lights” has raised $22,379 USD of the $20,000 goal. ” Any help would be appreciated so I don’t have to worry about work or bills so I can be with my son.”
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