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UPDATE: Shooting victim home from hospital

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Family members say 9-year-old Anton Kincaid is home from the hospital.

At last check Friday, Anton was being treated after he was shot in the hip in Waterloo Thursday.

According to family members, Anton is home and happy.

They say as long as he has toys, he is a happy boy.

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A community is shocked and scared one day after a boy is shot while watching television inside his family's home.

Nine-year-old Anton Kincaid was taken to the hospital Thursday night after being shot in the hip.

The shooting happened in the 1200 of Mullan Avenue. Officers were called to the area just after 8 PM.

They say Anton should be okay, but they're not sure if him or even his house was the intended target of the gunfire.

23-year-old Aundrey Roberts Jr. and 21-year-old Maryo Lindsey are in custody Friday in connection to the shooting.

Anton not only was hit by a stray bullet, but his grandfather says the 9-year-old is also battling cancer.    

"It was one spot and it was a constant boom, boom, boom, boom boom," said Judy Tyson, Waterloo.

Neighbors say they heard six or seven gun shots and then a scream.

"That was a baby, he didn't do nothing to nobody, nothing rude," said Tyson. "Do you know what I mean? It's just sad and scary."

Grandmother Judy Tyson who lives nearby is scared for the safety of her grandchildren.

"Because a bullet don't have a name on it," said Tyson.

Her 3-year-old grandson Amire plays with Anton saying, "we would go upstairs and play basketball."

Anton's grandfather says his grandson is battling cancer. Now he and his family have to battle this tragedy.

Neighbors in the area are struggling to understand why this happened, even people at Irving Elementary School where Anton is a fourth grader asking why. Students and staff utilized extra counseling Friday the school offered.

"I think the main thing that kids and families and our staff wanted to know is that he is okay," said Amy Schmidt, Irving Elementary School Principal. "I think it has helped and alleviated some of that anxiety that comes along with this big shocking news."

A few teachers visited Anton at Covenant Hospital Friday. They say he is in good spirits.

"Anton sounds really good, but again he's nine and this is going to be a recovery process for him," said Schmidt. "It was traumatic for them, so right now we are providing them with lots of love and support and just doing what we need to do to help his family."

Anton's grandfather says he believes the house was targeted Thursday night. Though the bullet wasn't meant for Anton, it was meant for someone in the house.

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