An eleven-year-old boy in New York city is struggling to recover from a shooting that could leave him in a wheelchair for life.
Natalie Duddridge reports that he was an innocent victim in the wrong place at the wrong time.
He was supposed to graduate last week, but he didn’t make it to the ceremony.
The day before -he was struck in the chest by a stray bullet in crown heights…
His grandmother says doctors tell her he may be paralyzed from the waist down.
53 year old Bessie Watson grant is a nurse herself.
She said she and her husband heard loud gunshots that day from their home a block from Lincoln place and Schenectady Avenue, where a man opened fire in the street.
They knew Jayden was on that corner getting a hair cut, so they ran over only to find out that he was already shot.
Another 31 year old innocent bystander was hit in the knee.
The man arrested and charged- 27 year old was Angel Eaddy, a known bloods gang member.
Eaddy is currently being held on $500 thousand dollar bail.
The community and local leaders say tougher consequences are needed.
As for Jayden- his family says he will probably have life long health issues- but he’s determined to play sports again.
Jaydens family says Jayden’s school helped them start a go fund me page for his long term care– and will hold a special graduation ceremony for him in his hospital bed.