“It hurts,” the teen’s brother, who spoke to FOX 5 with permission of his grandmother and without showing his face, said, calling the shooting “devastating.”
“I hope she pulls through,” he added.
Residents who live nearby in the Prince George’s County neighborhood said they heard several shots around 6:30 p.m., and a witness told investigators they saw two suspects in a red car open fire at the house before speeding away.
As the girl ran for cover, she was hit, FOX 5 reported. While she is expected to recover, her family said the girl is “traumatized” by the incident.
Police began interviewing potential witnesses Thursday night in the Hyattsville neighborhood, and are looking for any possible surveillance footage of the shooting.
The boy told FOX 5 he would tell the suspects, “I hope y’all know that you shot a 13-year-old little girl. Think about that, you know?”
He said he had no idea who would shoot at his house.
“This is reality, so…” he added of the prevalence of crime in the area.