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Preslie Jenkins, 3-year-old shot in head, is back in the hospital with infection

Posted at 4:22 PM, Jan 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-21 17:53:58-05

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. — Little Preslie Jenkins, a 3-year-old Port St. Lucie girl who was shot in the head during a road rage incident in October, is back in the hospital.

Her grandmother, Christie Nichols, said there's an infection in the exit wound where a bullet pierced Preslie's skull.

Nichols showed WPTV video of Preslie playing in the yard and in the park just before Christmas, when she first came home after a two-month hospital stay.


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"She was so full of energy, she was wearing me out," said Nichols.

Nichols said that despite some weakness in Preslie's left arm, her granddaughter is truly a miracle.

"They thought it was best to put her in the hospital and keep a close watch on her," said Nichols, referring to this new infection.

The shooter is still at large, which Preslie's family said has only added to their anxiety.

Police released video of a BMW sedan they believe may have been involved in the shooting. The vehicle may have damage to the passenger side, according to police.


Preslie's family said detectives are still conducting interviews.

"Hopefully, they’ll still catch the shooter and he’ll be accountable for this," said Nichols.

If you have any information that can help detectives, call the Port St. Lucie Police Department at 772-871-7324, or call Treasure Coast Crime Stoppers at 1-800-273-8477.