Grandmother of boy wounded in daycare shooting says family is at his bedside

Posted at 10:56 PM, Sep 28, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-29 13:58:10-04

The grandmother of one of the two children shot at a Dearborn home daycare is speaking out about the shooting that happened Wednesday.

Cheryl May says her grandson, Damien, was shot in the shoulder. May, who lives in West Virginia, is on disability and cannot travel to Michigan to be with the family.

She says her son, Damien's father, and his family are traumatized by the events at the daycare. She says they will not leave Damien's bedside, and she fears they will run out of money.

Police say the two children who were shot remain hospitalized. The shooting victims are both just three-years-old.

The second child was shot in the face.

Neighbors identify the woman whose home the shooting happened in as Samantha Eubanks. Relatives say Eubanks doesn't like guns and never thought that her husband, Tim, would have any stored in the home.

State officials confirm that the home on Harding Street in Dearborn where the morning shooting happened is not licensed.

 “This is a tragedy that affects the entire community, and we wish the best for the victims involved," said Dearborn Police Chief Ronald Haddad who called the shooting tragic and irresponsible.

The family of one of the injured toddler's has started a GoFundMe page to pay for medical expenses.