The parents of the four-year-old boy who was shot in a road rage incident on Wednesday (Oct. 17) are sharing what they say happened that day and how their son’s recovery is going so far.
The Arambulas are still understandably upset after their son, Andres was shot in the abdomen. They said they continue to replay the moments when the child told them he was shot over and over again in their minds.
“It ended up lacerating a kidney, a liver,” said Angelo Arambula, Andres’ father. “It did end up tearing the muscle and the bullet got lodged into his hip bone and broke his hip.”
His mother, Lucero was in tears as she described what she remembers from that day.
“I don’t even know what was going through my mind at first,” Lucero said.
“All I was thinking about was him,” Angelo said. “Getting him okay, getting him out of the car, getting pressure on [the wound].”
Doctors said that Andres will be in the hospital for at least five more days, will have to learn to walk and go through physical therapy.
The family said they want justice and answers.
“Why?” Angelo said. “Why? What was going through their head? They knew, they know there were kids in the car. You know and that’s all I want to know is why you know. I know without a doubt It was said more than once that there were kids in the car.”
The bullet hole is still visible on the family’s Chevy Tahoe, a reminder of what happened. But, the Arambulas said they are just thankful that their son is alive.
“He’s came a long way,” Angelo said. “He’s up, he’s moving, he’s motivated. He’s encouraged just to get ready and go and get back to living life like we did.”
The parents said Andres has been able to go downstairs in a wheelchair at the hospital and even eat candy. He was visited by the Wichita Chief of Police Gordon Ramsay and firefighters with the Wichita Fire Department too.
The family said they are thankful for the outpouring love and support from the community.
A GoFundMe page has been set up to assist with medical bills and other expenses.
If you would like to help, click here.