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4-year-old Jacele Johnson is blessed to be alive ten days after being shot in the head in Englewood, Chicago.

The courageous little girl was released from the hospital Monday morning with her grateful mother Trennetta Gresham who told reporters, “I knew that she was a fighter the whole time.”

The horrific shooting, which, according to authorities was gang-related, happened May 22 before 8 p.m. in the 7000 block of South Justine Street in the Englewood neighborhood. Family members and police say Jacele was in her mother’s car outside a prom party pretending to drive with her cousin, when someone in a passing vehicle opened fire on the car.

Jacele’s cousin, a 17-year-old boy, was also hit in the neck and chest, and listed in serious condition following the shooting. A 15-year-old girl was also shot in the head during the malaise.

“I never gave up on her and she never gave up on me,” continued Gresham. “Thanks to God and His angels and Comer Hospital, we’re on our way home now.”

Jacele was rushed to Comer, where it took surgeons approximately 40 minutes to remove bone fragments and repair ruptured blood vessels. Following the surgery, Jacele was in a coma.

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