HAMPTON, Va (WAVY) - Two baby brothers hit by stray bullets in Hampton are finally home with their family.
10 On Your Side was there when 5-month-old WIllie Haynesworth, Jr. went home from the hospital late Monday afternoon. A bullet grazed Willie's head and cracked his skull. His 1-year-old brother, Kamryn, went home over the weekend. He was shot in the leg.
The boys were with their grandfather outside his home near West Pembroke Avenue when bullets started to fly Wednesday night.
The boys' father told WAVY.com the children are doing remarkably well.
"Honestly, they've been touched by an angel. These boys are a blessing to us and a blessing to everyone else," said father Willie Haynesworth.
Both father and mother, Lovetta Butler, still can't believe it happened. They had gone out to a birthday party and left their three children with Butler's father. Police still don't know who fired the gun, but Haynesworth really wishes they'd find him or her.
"The old me would tell me to sucker punch him, but the new me -- the righteous me -- is telling me to just tell him I forgive him," Haynesworth said.
He says it is by the Grace of God he and Butler still have their boys. That is why they don't want revenge, just an end to the all the violence that threatens their entire community.
"We need more officers out there checking on the neighborhoods just making sure nothing is going on," Butler said.
Tuesday, a special Hampton City Council meeting will be held to consider measures that would help police and other departments crack down on crime. The meeting, which is open to the public, will begin at noon in City Council Chambers on the 8th floor of City Hall.
Newport News police officers are in the middle of a massive operation to get wanted criminals out of the neighborhoods. They are rounding up everyone who has an outstanding warrant.
Hampton Roads Transit customers could see higher fares to ride the bus, light rail and ferry.
Running a red light could cost you a hefty fine, even if an officer doesn't pull you over. Cameras are going up at intersections across Hampton Roads, and the most recent went live Monday in downtown Norfolk.