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Family: Detroit girl shot by father expected to recover

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Photo of seven-year-old Amera Jones. Photo of seven-year-old Amera Jones.
Photo of the suspect -- 28-year-old Ferdarius Shine Photo of the suspect -- 28-year-old Ferdarius Shine
DETROIT (WJBK) -

Family members say a 7-year-old girl is expected to recover after she was shot in the stomach by her own father last week.

Ferdarius Shine, 28, is suspected in shootings that killed two family members and injured his daughter Amera Jones. He has since checked into a hospital for a psychiatric evaluation.

"She's had a few surgeries, but she's pulling through," said Amera's mother Kelly Jones. "She can't talk yet, or open her eyes, but she can hear you. She can nod her; squeeze your hand."

Jones say her daughter also sustained a broken arm and shattered elbow as a result of the shooting.

On Friday evening, police say Shine shot at his daughter, grandmother and aunt inside a home on the city's west side. Police say the two women died of gunshot wounds.

Police say Shine fled the home on a bicycle but checked himself into the hospital early Saturday morning.

Investigators found a gun at the scene and say the man has a concealed pistol license.

It wasn't immediately clear when he would be charged.

- The Associated Press contributed to this report

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