LINKEDINCOMMENTMORE

HAMPTON - Two young children were hit by gunfire in Hampton late Wednesday night.

The parents of the the two children are experiencing mixed emotions. They're glad their sons are still alive. But, angry over what put them in the hospital.

A tearful Lovetta Butler, says she's not leaving the hospital until her babies can go home.

'Parents if you got kids out there just hold them tight cause you don't know how long you'll have them, ' she said.

One year old Kamryn Haynesworth is recovering at CHKD from a gunshot wound to the leg. His 5-month old brother Willie Haynesworth remains under close observation after hours in surgery to repair a gunshot wound to the head.

'It can be a blessing that he survived the surgery and this tragedy,' Lovetta said, 'He could just very well slip away we're just trying to keep that in our prayers that he remains strong.'

The children were shot at their grandfather's Hampton home on Childs Avenue. He took them outside to have a snack and to cool off.

'I didn't see nobody.', said Jeffrey Butler.

Then all of a sudden shots were fired from the end of the block where childs meets with 50th street.

' When you bring your weapons out here in the streets to flaunt them and just to show that you're suposed to be tough you're not tough,' Willie Haynesworth said. 'Look what just happended to my babies.'

The gunfire came from someone at the intersection of 50th Street and Childs Avenue. Bullets also hit a parked car and a home.

Anyone with information should call Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.

Read or Share this story: http://www.wvec.com/story/news/local/mycity/hampton/2014/09/09/14819726/