Sister of Opelika shooting victim speaks out

Sister of Opelika shooting victim speaks out

OPELIKA, AL (WTVM) –  Kadijah McCoy says she has been living in her apartment on South Antioch Circle since February and her little sister had been visiting for the past three days.

"All we can do is pray for my little sister," says McCoy.

On Wednesday afternoon McCoy left her home, telling her sister she would be right back, but when she returned police were at her door.

"She woke up late for school, I told her I was going to my cousin's house and when I came back everything was just shattered," explains McCoy

Police responded to the home around 1:25 p.m. and found McCoy's sister suffering from a gunshot wound.

The victim was transported to the East Alabama Medical Center, but then flown to Columbus Midtown Medical Center where she underwent surgery.

Neighbors say they didn't hear any gunshots, but saw police cars surrounding the home.

Police say a suspect is in custody, but their name is not being released at this time.

McCoy says her sister is well-liked and doesn't understand who would want to hurt her.

"Everybody who meets my little sister, they just fall in love with her," says McCoy.

Anyone with any information on this case is asked to contact the Opelika Police Department's Investigative Services Division at (334)705-5220 or the Secret Witness Hotline at (334)745-8665.

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