Catherine Arias, the baby shot in the face in the Bronx, has been released from Blythedale Children’s Hospital | Univision 41 New York WXTV

At only 11 months old, the baby Catherine Ariaswas the victim of a stray bullet during a shooting that occurred in The Bronx. Nearly four months later, the girl walked out of Blythedale Children’s Hospital in Valhalla, along with her two parents.

“It has been a miraculous medical journey. Here we are and she is walking, which is something they told us could not happen,” her mother Miraida Gómez told the media at a press conference.

The baby walked out, with welcome balloons tied to her clothes and surprised to see hospital employees, police officers and the press who were gathered to witness the moment.

Catherine was left with a scar on her head, which runs from her forehead to her ear.after the interventions and treatments he had to go through after the horrible crime.

“Our beautiful miracle baby,” Gomez said. “Our journey has been long, but finally, this is the light at the end of the tunnel. We are happy, eager to start this new chapter in our lives, and glad that everyone can witness this miracle“added the mother, happy to see her recovered.

Baby Catherine Arias was seriously injured in her face

On January 21, Catherine took a stray bullet to the left cheek near Valentine Avenue and East 198th Street in Jerome Park. The minor was sitting in a parked car with her mother when an armed man who was running, firing her gun in pursuit, seriously injured her.

The mom said at the news conference that she has no words to describe how she felt that day. “At first, we really didn’t know what the outcome would be after her injury,” Gomez said. “It was really bleak. It felt like there was a dark cloud hanging over us. She was intubated, sedated. She had a feeding tube. I was practically paralyzed on one side of my body due to the injury, and here we are. She is walking,” the woman said.

The father of the minor, for his part, said that nobody wants to imagine something like this happening to one of his children and he feels lucky to have her by his side. “We are lucky to have her and are grateful to continue with her. With an injury like this, some parents would not have been so lucky.”

One of the hospital doctors recounted that they had a team dedicated to watching Catherine, how he walked, ate, and how he spoke and learned new words. For them, the recovery of the baby is going well.

After leaving the hospital Catherine and her family were escorted home by the NYPD and the Westchester County Police Department.

No Suspect Captured Yet and Reward Offered

The police have not caught the person responsible and offer a $10,000 reward. In January, he posted surveillance video showing the shooting and showing the man shooting.

“You are a coward, a bastard, an idiot. You have the police behind you and with that you will be finished, ”Catherine’s father concluded at the press conference.

In addition, some telephone lines were given to anyone who may have information about the person responsible. Crime Stoppers al 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) and for calls in españolal 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).

“Horrible crimes like this should not happen. I am happy to see that she is on the way to recovery. Thank you to all the law enforcement agencies and officials for the work you do,” said Westchester County Legislator James Nolan.

Video captures the shooting that leaves an 11-month-old baby injured

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