|Neisha Forest, age 17|
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“The callers said there was arguing in front of this residence involving three females and at least two males when one of the subjects retrieved a gun from a vehicle and began shooting,” Sgt. Gerald Schaefer stated in an email sent to other Fort Smith police officials.
Forrest was upstairs in a neighboring residence when the shots were fired. Forrest told police that she was in her upstairs bedroom when she heard arguing outside. She said she walked to her bedroom window to see what was happening.
“She said when she stood up she was struck in the neck by something,” Schaefer stated in the email.
The residence where Forrest lives, along with another neighboring residence, were struck at least four times each by gunfire, according to Schaefer.
Outside the residence where the shooting began, police located at least 12 .380-caliber casings and four .25-caliber casings.
The shot that struck Forrest, a cheerleader at Northside High School, remains lodged in her neck.Bullets don't know when to stop.
UPDATE (2/19/12): An update. She will have surgery to remove the bullet from her neck on Feb. 23.