REDSTONE TOWNSHIP (KDKA) — A 7-year-old boy is recovering after a shooting in Fayette County.

At about 4 p.m. Tuesday, Ammar-e “Moochie” Williams was shot in the chest near the Hunter’s Ridge Housing Complex in Redstone Township.

The victim was staying with his grandmother. His mother was out of state for her daughter’s graduation.

State police believe the shooter was 16-year-old Deago Eddings, of Connellsville. He allegedly became angry, pulled a .22 caliber handgun from his backpack and fired.

The boys were part of a group of children who were horsing around in the woods by the housing complex.

Williams’ mother just doesn’t understand it.

“I would like an explanation of why, the reasoning that it had to be so drastic,” she said.

Williams was flown to Ruby Memorial Hospital and his condition has been upgraded to stable. Williams’ family tells KDKA’s Christine D’Antonio that surgeons removed a bullet from his chest.

The victim’s mother says they will find out this week if he will regain his ability to move his legs and feet.

Meantime, police issued an arrest warrant for Eddings and plan to charge him with attempted homicide, aggravated assault and firearms violations.

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