DENVER (CBS4)– A little girl who was shot in the head by her mother is making progress in her recovery.

Isabel Perez was shot in the head in an early morning shooting Feb. 6. Her two siblings, Nevaeh, 4, and Eric, 1, were shot and killed by their mother, Mayra Nunez, 23, before she turned the gun on herself.

Relatives have said Mayra quarreled the night before with her husband, who left their home to cool off and found the bodies when he returned early the next morning.

Doctors said “Bella” is getting better even though she doesn’t talk much and has limited mobility. Doctors are optimistic that she will make a full recovery but still has a lot of rehabilitation in her future.

“Her bullet came in the front on the left and came out a little farther back in the front on the right,” said Dr. Michael Dichiaro with Children’s Hospital. “So primarily that’s tracking through both frontal lobes.

A family friend said she is sure the 3-year-old will surprise everyone.

“She knows that the doctors have played a huge role in the recovery that Bella has made which is amazing. It is truly a miracle. It touches my heart to think that she is here with us today and that she has improved so much,” said family friend Doricl Aragon.

“In all honesty I wasn’t sure she could make it. I look at her now and I am beyond words.”

A fund has been set up at Wells Fargo for Isabel Perez, account # 6257187770, routing # 121000248.


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