LATEST: The family who came under fire is speaking to 13 Action News about the terrifying ordeal near Tropicana and Spencer Wednesday night. They do not want to be identified until there is an arrest in the case.
According to the mother, the 7-year-old girl is awake and talking.
EXCLUSIVE: A 7-year-old is hit by gunfire. You've seen the video released by @LVMPD. Tonight we spoke with the child's mother. Here's pictures of the injuries to her back/arm. Story on @KTNV at 11. pic.twitter.com/6nTLUZBRyc
The family of four was parked in front of a business in the 1800 block of Tropicana Avenue, near Spencer, at around 7 p.m. Wednesday. That is when the father got into the verbal altercation with two individuals who were on foot and one of them opened fire on the family's car.
#BREAKING It appears words just escalated. Police looking for 2 suspects tonight (no description released). Lt. CJ Jenkins says this is very lucky the child was not more seriously injured and will survive. @KTNV
The child was transported to Sunrise Hospital and is expected to survive.
#BREAKING@LVMPD says a family of 4 was in the car in a parking lot near Tropicana/Spencer. The father had words with 2 passerby. 1 man (on foot) fired multiple shots at car. 7 year-old girl was shot in the back. She is stable and will survive. @KTNV