TEHAMA COUNTY, Calif. -- (KTXL) -- One of the young victims of the Tehama County tragedy will soon be able to return home.
Alejandro Hernandez was opening letters of encouragement and gifts from his classmates in his hospital bed before he was discharged by doctors. The 6-year-old still has a bullet lodged in his chest. Doctors say it will be safer to leave it there for now.
"He told me that he was going to be happy that he's coming home," said Alejandro's sister, Elia Hernandez.
FOX40 spoke by video phone with Alejandro's sister and other family members in Tehama County, all anxious for Alejandro's return, and the good news it would be for a hurting community.
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