11-year-old girl shot in Western Addition improving, ‘angry’ about shooting 

The 11-year-old girl who was struck by a stray bullet in the Western Addition on Friday is not only improving, she has expressed anger over being shot, her uncle said Monday morning.

Linda Ngo, who was spending the night with her aunt, uncle and cousin, was struck just above the heart after gunfire erupted outside the home in the 1100 block of Laguna Street around 11:15 p.m.

One bullet went through a living room window, while another went through the bedroom where the girl was, Ngo's uncle Eric Holt said.

Linda was rushed to San Francisco General Hospital in critical condition. While her condition remained critical Sunday, her doctor expects her to make a full recovery, Holt said.

The bullet went through her body, just missing her heart, Holt said.

The good news is that Linda is now talking, and she’s even walked a bit. She has been alert enough to express frustration about her situation.

“I think she’s becoming a little bit angry,” Holt said. “Before she was not showing it, but now she seems to be showing temper. I don’t blame her.”

Holt and Linda’s mother spent the weekend at the hospital. On Sunday, Linda wanted to know why she was shot, Holt said.

“I told her it was a random shooting,” he said.

Two men ages 18 and 19 were arrested in connection with the shooting, which is being investigated by SFPD’s gang task force. Their names have yet to be released.

The girl handled the shooting bravely.

“She came running out and said, ‘I’ve been shot,’” Holt said.

Holt sat her down in the hallway where there were no windows and told her to calm down.

Holt said the girl never cried, but asked him if she was going to die.


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