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Tue., June 1, 2010, 1:09 p.m.

Boy shot in head recovering in Spokane

A 10-year-old Grant County boy is recovering at Spokane hospital after being shot in the head in a drive-by shooting.

A bullet struck Malcolm Sanchez as he slept in his bed in a mobile home in the 8000 block of Road 10.5, three miles northwest of Royal City.

Sanchez's mother, Alice Sanchez, called 911 frantic that her trailer had been shot up and her son struck, the Grant County Sheriff's Office said Saturday.

The boy was stabilized by medics, then flown from a Yakima hospital to Providence Sacred Heart in Spokane, where he remains in serious condition today.

A Grant County Sheriff's Office news release called the shooting, "Another cowardly attack by delusional emotionally deficient individuals whose parentage is in question and who knowingly take advantage of the cover of darkness to accomplish sadistic retribution on an innocent child."

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