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Sanaa Hill's family thank supporters, plea shooter's arrest

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JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - Police are still searching for three people wanted in the shooting of a 8-year-old girl earlier this month. 

Wednesday,  the girl's mother and police are pleading with the public to help provide information, leading to those responsible.

Police say there are very few leads in the case and only a vague description of the shooters.  The good news is that the shooting victim, Sanaa Hill is expected to make a full recovery.

During a press conference with officers who worked the case, her mother Lashunda Hill made a plea for the shooters to turn themselves. She also thanked the doctors and surgeons at U.M.C. who treated Sanaa, along with the dozens of presents and support from people in the Jackson community.

Sanaa is now going through therapy and having to learn how to walk all over again. She was in a coma for four days after being shot at the Sykes Park Boys and Girls club on December 10th.

Lashunda Hill says her daughter still doesn't know what happened to her that day.

Lashunda Hill told reporters, "It's like a breath of fresh air for her to talk and it's amazing to be asleep for four days then to wake up."

Assistant Chief Lee Vance says, "I just thank got the child is going to recover thank God and we need everybody to help to sew this thing up."

Lieutenant Lance Felton also attended the press conference.  He's the officer who stayed right by Sanaa's side after the shooting, holding her hand in the ambulance, all the way to the hospital.

He says he could tell she was scared and frightened, but he was able to provide her with some comfort.   In the end, Felton says she inspired him, with her strength.

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