- Associated Press - Thursday, April 6, 2017

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - An 11-year-old homeless boy is recovering after he was shot protecting his younger sister at a Sacramento park.

The boy’s mother, Carrie Joe, tells KCRA-TV (https://bit.ly/2o2gxVR ) that the boy tried to shield his 2-year-old sister with his body when gunfire erupted at Mama Marks Park Sunday.

Joe says her son was shot in the chest, back and knee and lost his appendix and a kidney. He’s expected to recover.

She and her five children have been homeless since November.

Police say the shooting erupted during a birthday party.

A 6-year-old girl and a 20-year-old woman also received non-life threatening injuries.

No arrests have been made.

City Councilman Allen Warren’s office is accepting donations for the three victims.

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Information from: The Sacramento Bee, https://www.sacbee.com

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