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Brooklyn Shooting Victim Returns Home

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A Brooklyn girl who was shot in the chest last week inside her home is out of the hospital.

Samantha Edgars, 11, is now recovering at her East New York home after being released from Brookdale Hospital Wednesday.

"I'm extremely happy that she's out of the hospital," said Edgars' mother, Tammica Samuels. "She is doing well; she's doing real well. She's a strong little girl."

Police say Edgars was shot last Wednesday when her mother and a man got into a fight, and the man opened fire. Her five brothers and sisters who were also in the room were unharmed.

"She's fearful because they never experienced something like this before," said Samuels. "I am [fearful too]."

Police are keeping a close watch on this community, with a police tower anchored near the house and officers on foot patrol. Edgars was one of four shooting victims in the neighborhood over a period of 24 hours.

"We're blessed she's one of the survivors," said community activist Tony Herbert. "The community should rejoice at that; but it's bittersweet, she did survive but let's hope the other children survive too."

Police have an idea who shot Edgars, but no arrests have been made.

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