An unsolved crime
The Cooks still don’t know from where the bullet lodged in Katherine’s head came. The Leavenworth County Sheriff’s Department says the investigation remains open.
It's been more than seven months since five-year-old Katherine Cook was shot in the head, and still, the investigation into the shooting remains open. In part two of our series "Learning to Live," 6News reporter Janet Reid sits down with Katherine's parents, LaMont and JoAnne Cook, to discuss their lingering questions about the incident and how it has impacted their lives.
Seven months after being shot in the head, she is back on her feet
Last February, a stray bullet struck 5-year-old Katherine Cook’s head, leaving her in a coma and on life support. Seven months later, Katherine is a bubbly kindergartner. But as the healing process continues, her parents are left questioning how the accident happened and who is to blame.
Past coverage of Katherine Cook’s ordeal
When Katherine Cook was wounded by a gunshot on February 23, her family prayed for her survival. Check out how 6News and the Lawrence Journal-World followed the story.
Linwood girl shot, in critical condition
- Sheriff's officers seeking answers in girl's shooting February 26, 2008
- 5-year-old who was shot remains on life support February 28, 2008
- Linwood girl shot in head has surgery March 1, 2008
- Girl shot in head remains unconscious March 6, 2008
- Girl struck by bullet making progress April 18, 2008