13-Year-Old Brooklyn Boy Struck by Stray Bullet

Gama Droiville was walking with his aunt when a round fired at someone else hit him in the back of the head.

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Gama Droiville was just walking with his aunt on Flatbush Avenue in Brooklyn, enjoying the first day of spring break on Monday when a gunman started shooting on the busy street, a stray bullet hitting Gama in the back of the head, the New York Post reports.

The shooter’s target was reportedly a man who was getting out of a cab. Gama and his aunt tried to run away when the shooting started, but the 13-year-old was struck.

Gama is expected to survive after being stabilized at the Kings County Hospital Center, but his father fears that the boy might lose his sight.

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“The doctors told us that it was a blessing that he is alive because it could have been worse,” Jimmy Marcel told the New York Post in a separate report. Marcel told the Post that his son was doing fine and was alert.

According to the Post, the shooter was described as a black man in his 20s. The target of his attack, an unnamed 24-year-old male was hit in one leg and was being interviewed by detectives.

Read more at the New York Post here and here.

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