Two Survivors of DeSoto Attacks Out of Hospital

By Eric King
|  Tuesday, Oct 29, 2013  |  Updated 4:31 PM CDT
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Chris White, 13, and Myles White, 11, were the youngest victims of the Aug. 7 shootings where Erbie Bowser, 44, a former special education teacher, is accused of killing four people in a pair of shootings and using a grenade in one of the attacks back in August.

Eric King, NBC 5 News

Chris White, 13, and Myles White, 11, were the youngest victims of the Aug. 7 shootings where Erbie Bowser, 44, a former special education teacher, is accused of killing four people in a pair of shootings and using a grenade in one of the attacks back in August.

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Two brothers in DeSoto, whose family was ripped apart by one man’s deadly rampage, are out of the hospital on Monday.

Chris White, 13, and Myles White, 11, were the youngest victims of the Aug. 7 attacks.

Erbie Bowser, 44, a former special education teacher, is accused of killing four people in a pair of shootings and using a grenade in one of the attacks back in August. He was charged with capital murder in the attacks. 

Search warrant affidavits released by DeSoto police state that Bowser detonated a grenade inside his estranged wife's house and was arrested after running out of ammunition . The explosion injured no one, but Bowser shot and killed Zina Bowser, his 47-year-old estranged wife, and her 28-year-old daughter, Neima Williams.

Chris White and Myles White survived with injuries.

The attack in DeSoto happened about 15 minutes after one in southwestern Dallas in which, according to Dallas police, Bowser killed Toya Smith, his 43-year-old girlfriend, and her 17-year-old daughter, Tasmia Allen. Smith's 14-year-old son and a 17-year-old family friend were wounded, police said.

Bowser is currently awaiting trial for the deaths. 

Family friends tell NBC 5, Chris White suffered damage to his spine after throwing himself in front of a bullet, intended for his younger brother, Myles White.

The bullet traveled through his body, then struck Myles White.

Myles White is working toward a full recovery.

Chris White is now in a wheel chair, and cannot walk right now.

“I’m glad to see that they’re doing better, being able to stay positive after losing their mother and sister," said Swahn Gibson Jr., a close friend of the brothers. "I think they’re doing good as people to stay strong.”

A website has been created to raise money for the children, their medical bills, therapy and future needs.

The brothers are being cared for by family members.

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