Denver 3-year-old still in critical condition after being shot by mother

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Isabel Perez, 3, will be moved from intensive care to rehabilitative care on Feb. 22, 2013, after being shot in the head by her mother on Feb. 6, 2013. (Photo: Perez family)

Isabel Perez, 3, will be moved from intensive care to rehabilitative care on Feb. 22, 2013, after being shot in the head by her mother on Feb. 6, 2013. (Photo: Perez family)

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DENVER -- Isabel Perez, the three-year-old girl whose mother shot her three children and then herself Wednesday morning, remained in critical condition on Thursday afternoon.

The Perez family spoke to the media briefly Thursday and announced the establishment of a fund to help defray medical costs for the surviving child's treatment.

Anyone interested in donating money to the family can do so after 12 p.m. on Feb. 8 via the Isabel Perez Benefit Fund at any Wells Fargo Bank branch.

Answers about Myra Perez's attack, which her other two children did not survive, remained elusive.

“I don’t know what drove my sister to do this but we’ll just leave it in God’s hands,” said Myra's brother,  Antonio Nunez.

Early Wednesday morning, police surrounded the Globeville home where the Perez family once lived.

One officer called the scene inside one of the most horrific he had ever seen.

Inside, Myra Perez, 23, was dead, along with her two children Eric, 1, and Navaeh, 4. The Denver Office of the Medical Examiner has since determined that Navaeh died of multiple gunshot wounds, while Myra and Eric were each shot once. Isabel Perez survived being shot and was rushed to the hospital.

  • Emergency personnel transport a victim away from a shooting in north Denver on Feb. 6, 2013.
  • Emergency personnel transport a victim away from a shooting in north Denver on Feb. 6, 2013.
  • Police investigate the scene of a shooting that claimed multiple victims in north Denver on the morning of Feb. 6, 2013.
  • Police investigate the scene of a shooting that claimed multiple victims in north Denver on the morning of Feb. 6, 2013.
  • Police investigate the scene of a shooting that claimed multiple victims in north Denver on the morning of Feb. 6, 2013.
  • Police investigate the scene of a shooting that claimed multiple victims in north Denver on the morning of Feb. 6, 2013.
  • Police investigate the scene of a shooting that claimed multiple victims in north Denver on the morning of Feb. 6, 2013.

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