4-Year-Old Shot Several Times at Stockton Gas Station

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STOCKTON -- A 4-year-old girl is recovering after being shot at a Stockton gas station on Saturday night.

Thankfully, the girl's mother tells FOX40 she is expected to be OK.

You wouldn't know it from the smile on her face, but Eyanalee was shot several times.

"She was struck in the arm and possibly in the stomach area," said Rosie Calderon with the Stockton Police Department.

Around 8:30 p.m., police say Eyanalee's father pulled up to United Gas Station on East Main Street in Stockton. That's when someone shot at the car she was in.

Leandro Perez witnessed the scene unfold from across the street and heard the gunfire.

"I heard them yelling, 'Get in here, get in here.' I thought they were just getting out the way. I didn't know the little girl got hit until today," Perez said.

The suspect's car took off shortly after.

Stockton police are not commenting on a motive for the shooting, nor saying whether Eyanalee or her father were intended targets.

"Detectives are still investigating the case, we do know the car was hit, the 4-year-old was hit, but no one else was hit," Calderon said.

A lucky break considering Eyanalee's father, as well as another young boy, were only a couple of feet away at the time of the shooting.

Eyanalee is now recovering at UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento. Her mother wanted to share a photo of the girl to let the people who did know how strong Eyanalee is.

Meanwhile, police are hoping to bring the suspects to justice.

"Suspect description is two Hispanic males, one black male, they were seen driving away in a two-door, white coupe-type vehicle, possibly a Honda or a Toyota," Calderon said.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call the Stockton Police Department.

The family has set up a GoFundMe account to help with Eyanalee's medical costs.

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