A 13-year-old boy who was shot in the head by stray gunfire while waiting for the bus in Brooklyn with his aunt last week left the hospital Tuesday, and thanked everyone for all the support he has received.
Wearing an NYPD baseball cap, Gama Droiville smiled as police officers wheeled him out in his wheelchair from Kings County Hospital Tuesday afternoon.
Droiville was shot twice in the head as a gunman chased a man down Flatbush near Beverley Road last Monday afternoon. The man he was chasing was also shot in the leg, police said.
The boy's aunt ushered him into a nearby pizzeria to escape the bullets, but he had already been shot in the head. One of the shots pierced his right eye.
A 19-year-old man was arrested Friday and charged with two counts of attempted murder, assault and criminal possession of a weapon, police said.
Droiville gave "a special thank you to the NYPD for catching this guy."