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An 11-year-old girl was shot in both arms in a drive-by shooting Saturday night in Natomas.

On Monday her mother, who asked to remain anonymous, said she had no idea why someone would shoot into their home on Alterra way.

“As a family we're trying to figure this out and pull back together," she said.

The mother says her 11-year-old was playing video games with her siblings around 11 p.m. when bullets came flying into the house.

Some neighbors tell FOX40 the kids are always friendly and playing outside.

“I love those children and I just hope they’re okay and that this doesn’t effect them too much," said Tanya Garibaldi.

The Sacramento Police Department says the shooting was not random.

Next-door neighbor Bill Tabb says that doesn't surprise him, saying the family has been troublesome since they moved in about four years ago.

“They’re inconsiderate, [and] rude. All of the people that filter in and out of the house are the same way," said Tabb.

Family members were initially hostile towards FOX40 when asked how the young victim was doing.

Meanwhile, Tabb says because of his next-door neighbors, he had already increased security at his home.

“That's why we have security cameras. That's why there's a security door on the front door.  We need to do that to protect ourselves from them," said Tabb.

Still he agrees that whatever brought on the violence should never have injured a child.

The 11-year-old victim is home from the hospital, and expected to recover.

No arrests have been made Sacramento police are still investigating.