Child Recovering After Head Grazed By Bullet

Child Recovering After Head Grazed By Bullet

MIAMI (CBSMiami) – A toddler is recovering on his second birthday after his head was grazed by a bullet Sunday.

The child, nickamed Shaba, was struck about 4:30 a.m. Sunday while in his grandfather’s arms outside his home in Miami, police said.

He just turned two Monday and is expected to be okay.

Relatives said his grandfather was holding the sleeping boy outside his home at NW 75th Street and NW 8th Avenue when shots were fired. While the grandfather ducked, a bullet grazed the toddler’s head.

Doctors removed a bullet fragment from top of the toddler’s skull.

“It was in top of his skull, underneath the bone, in the top of his skull, it was close to his brain,” said Truda Hanna, the boy’s grandmother. “He has no brain injuries, he has no signs of needing therapy or anything. He’s just resting right now after the surgery. Too many children in this Miami-Dade community are getting hit up by bullets, AKs, you know. It’s just real, real, real dangerous right now to even play in the yard and fortunately, my grandson was very fortunate and blessed.”

Police said they had no information about the gunman.

“We want these crimes brought to justice and if they are listening, if they are listening, it’s like to me, you never know when this type of stuff is going to hit home,” Hanna added.

If you have information about the shooting, call Crime Stoppers at (305) 471-TIPS.

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