KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A woman who was at Research Medical Center on Sunday night said she heard frantic cries for help from the mother of a baby who was shot. FOX 4 first told you about a 1-year-old baby girl who was shot on Sunday. As of Monday, the girl's father is facing charges.
Trisha Rushing said she was walking into the emergency room doors when she heard the screaming mother.
"My baby has been shot, my baby has been shot," Rushing said she heard the mother scream.
Rushing said she immediately started to pray and other people in the waiting room prayed with her. She said she also took to Facebook to ask thousands of Facebook friends to pray for the baby girl.
"They had their own situations going on and we were like you know what, we just need to pray, I mean a baby was involved," she said.
She said she hates to learn that another child has been injured by gunfire in her city.
"For that being such a small baby at such a young, tender age, it's definitely heartbreaking."
Police said the shooting happened at an apartment building in the 1700 block of Concord Court. The baby's mom told police that she and her daughter were playing on a bed when she heard a 'pow' noise and she realized the baby had been shot.
As of Monday night, the baby remained in critical condition at Children's Mercy Hospital. The baby's father told investigators he was cleaning his gun when it fired and shot himself and his daughter.