UPDATE: Beebe 7-year-old Shooting Victim Passes Away

Update:
BEEBE, Ark. - A local child who had been hospitalized since a Feb. 27 shooting at her home has died.

Karma Wezowicz, 7, had been critically injured in the incident and a man is jailed in the case.

The girl had been on life support, but passed away shortly before 1 p.m. Saturday, according to her aunt.

Original Story:
BEEBE, Ark. - A seven-year-old girl from White County was shot inside her home and is on life support. Her family is praying she'll survive.

This after her mother died just months ago from a blood disorder. The young girl's father is asking for prayers and a miracle.

A beautiful family with all smiles. It's moments like that Matthew Wezowicz remembers.

"Hold them tight because they can be gone tomorrow," said Matthew.

Matthew's wife Renata passed just three months ago from sickle cell anemia. Now, he stands in front of Arkansas Children's Hospital while his daughter Karma is on life support.

"You just think about all the good moments that you shared and you pray that you can continue to keep sharing them," said Matthew.

He is visibly emotional as he explains what happened. He says he was at home in Beebe with his daughter Monday evening. They were playing games and getting ready to do homework. His last memory before she was shot was only happy.

"I just remember her smiling. She was so beautiful," said Matthew.

He says a friend, Jeremiah Owens, came to his house to check on him and Karma. Owens was looking a gun that Matthew says he'd recently purchased. Moments later, it went off, and Karma had been shot.

"I looked back at him and I asked him, what did you do?," said Matthew. "It didn't feel real. It didn't feel real at all."

Since then he's been at the hospital by Karma's side. He's a man of faith..

"I'm giving her every chance for God to give me another miracle," said Matthew. "The more prayers I get for a miracle, the better, the power of prayer is real."

However, he knows if she doesn't survive someone is waiting for her on the other side.

"If He doesn't then at least I know she's in heaven with her mom," said Matthew.

Karma's still in critical condition. Matthew says doctors have declared her brain dead.


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