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9-year-old shooting victim also battling cancer

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WATERLOO (KWWL) -

A 9-year-old boy is recovering from a bullet wound Monday night, after being shot while in the living room of his family's home last week.

Anton Kincaid was taken to the hospital last week after being shot in the hip.

The shooting happened in the 1200 block of Mullan Ave. in Waterloo. Officers were called to the area just after 8:00 p.m. last Thursday.

Anton is also battling with cancer.

Strong: A word Anton Kincaid's grandfather uses to describe his grandson, saying he fights every battle with a smile.

His smile can't be wiped away, not from cancer and not from being shot.

"He's not one to cry or anything like that, he wouldn't do that," said Daryl Kincaid, Anton's grandfather. "He's been through a lot, but he will do it with a smile."

Anton battled throat and neck cancer and now just months into remission, he is battling a bullet wound.

Daryl says the bullet came through a window in the back of the house. He says the bullet was meant for someone inside, but not Anton.

"I know that this wasn't a random act, they were looking for somebody, they knew where they lived and they just went on and did what they did," said Daryl.

Anton's grandfather says the night Anton got shot is a blur, but he says Anton remembers the whole thing.

"He told me they were all sitting down playing and they heard gun shots, they just heard gun shots and they all hit the floor," said Daryl.

They hid in the bathroom until police arrived and it wasn't until then Anton knew he was shot.

"He didn't even know he was hit, because of the adrenaline or whatever and he was scared more," said Daryl.

A little boy, continuing to be an inspiration, through cancer and now a shooting. 

"It was a heart dropping thing when you hear something like that and my first reaction was, 'not now,' I said because I am still thinking of him just getting over this cancer and I said, 'not now, I said it can't be," said Daryl.

Anton's grandfather says his grandson isn't walking just yet, but he is strong and doesn't ever sit still. He gives him another week and he will be walking. 

Daryl adds that Anton's wound may take longer to heal because of the cancer. Right now, he is taking medicine to help prevent infection.

23-year-old Aundrey Roberts Junior and 21-year-old Maryo Lindsey were taken into custody following the shooting.

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