Police Question Man in Shooting of 13-Year-Old Boy on Brooklyn Street

The teen was walking on Flatbush Avenue with his aunt when the gunman opened fire at another man

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    Police say they are questioning a man in connection to a daytime shooting that struck a 13-year-old boy waiting for the bus in Brooklyn. Michael George reports.

    Police say they are questioning a man in connection to a daytime shooting in Brooklyn where a 13-year-old boy waiting for the bus was hit by stray bullets.

    The man had been sought as a person of interest in the shooting. He has not been charged.

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    A 13-year-old boy waiting for the bus with his aunt and cousin was shot twice in the head when a gunman unleashed a hail of bullets at a man he was chasing down Flatbush Avenue in Brooklyn Monday, police and the injured teen's father said. Gus Rosendale reports.

    Meanwhile, the boy who was shot says he is in good spirits even though he may lose sight in one eye.

    Gama Droiville was shot twice in the head by the gunman who was firing at a man he was chasing down Flatbush near Beverley Road Monday afternoon. The man he was chasing was also shot in the leg, police said.

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    Droiville told NBC 4 New York from his hospital bed that he remembered falling after being hit by the bullet. 

    "Everybody was running and people were falling," he said. 

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    Droiville said he was shopping with his aunt and 8-year-old cousin when the gunfire erupted. His aunt ushered him and his cousin into a pizzeria to get them out of the way, but Droiville had already been shot.

    "Afterwards, I couldn't see anything." 

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    Droiville said he gets headaches but is in good spirits. He appreciates the love and support from the community as he recovers. 

    "I just want to say thank you to everybody who has been praying for me, and the support," he said. 

    Droiville, an honor student in the church choir, has undergone surgery, but doctors have told his family he will probably lose his right eye.

    -- Rob Schmitt and Michael George contributed to this report. 

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