Eight-year-old drive-by shooting victim speaks

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OVERLAND PARK, Kan. -- The eight-year-old boy injured in the Sept. 30th drive-by shooting in Overland Park, Kan., spoke publicly for the first time since the incident on Monday, Sept. 30.

Micah Kimble was asleep when a gunman sprayed his house with bullets -- at least eight of them. Kimble was shot in the shoulder. He remembers waking up, screaming.

"It was scary," he said. "I was sleeping and I heard them and when I woke up, I was just yelling."

His mother, Melissa Ortiz, said God was with her family that night. The suspect, Phillip Ricardo Bennett, has since been charged with aggravated battery and is being held on $100,000 bond.

"The person was obsessed with me," Ortiz said of Bennett. "He's crazy. I tried to stay away from it and he didn't want me to. I'm glad they got him and I'm happy. I'm very thankful. God was with us that night."

Micah's arm is in a sling. Doctors said the bullet is lodged in his chest, just a half inch from his heart. For now, doctors will leave the bullet where it is, but in a couple of months Micah is expected to undergo surgery.

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