JACKSON, Miss. – A missing 11-year-old girl was found Wednesday, hours after being shot and abducted from her south Jackson home by two men wearing dark clothing and masks, authorities said.
Danasha Scott (search) was shot in the arm and the side about 10:45 p.m. Tuesday immediately after two males wearing masks and dark clothing broke down the door of a home, Jackson police spokesman Robert Graham said.
The men tore the home's phone from a wall and left the home in a dark-colored, small- to mid-sized vehicle with Danasha, who managed to escape, Graham said.
She hid in bushes, then knocked on the door of a nearby home but didn't get an answer, Graham said. The child hid in a vehicle until about 6 a.m., when she tried knocking on the same home's door.
The homeowner answered and called police, Graham said. The child was taken to the University of Mississippi Medical Center (search), where her condition was not known.
Police continue to search for the child's abductors, Graham said.
"There were six people in the house, four juveniles and an adult, when someone kicked in the door," Graham said. "They immediately shot one of the juveniles who was sleeping in a cot in the living room.
"From that point, they went through the house, demanding money and asking for an individual known only as 'Fat,"' Graham said.
Graham said that the child ran into another room in the house and "jumped into her mother's arms. The individuals struck the mother with a weapon, and then they grabbed the child by the arm, taking her outside."
The child managed to break free at some point after she was taken by force, Graham said, but authorities aren't sure when.
Authorities had issued an Amber Alert for Danasha, said Warren Strain, spokesman for the state Department of Public Safety.
"It was the state's first Amber Alert," Strain said. "We've had the system for over two years, and this is the first time we've used it."