Shooting Victim to Sing at MLB Game

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    The 13-year-old choir boy who was shot in the head by stray gunfire while waiting for the bus in Brooklyn with his aunt last week last month is singing again, this time in front of a much bigger audience at the Mets-Yankees game at Citi Field. Rob Schmitt reports. (Published Friday, May 16, 2014)

    The 13-year-old choir boy who was shot in the head by stray gunfire while waiting for the bus in Brooklyn with his aunt last week last month is singing again, this time in front of a much bigger audience at the Mets-Yankees game at Citi Field. 

    Gama Droiville will be singing the national anthem at the start of the subway series game Thursday, along with the rest of his choir from the French Speaking Baptist Church in Fort Greene. 

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    Thirteen-year-old Gama Droiville thanked everyone for the support he's gotten. Gus Rosendale reports. (Published Tuesday, Apr 22, 2014)

    Gama was shot twice in the head as a gunman chased a man down Flatbush near Beverley Road on April 14. Doctors said it was a miracle he survived a bullet to the head, and Gama says he's trying to push through what's been a long road to recovery. 

    "Just taking everything step by step, keep a positive attitude," he said while his choir practiced before the big game Thursday. 

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    A 19-year-old man is charged with attempted murder and accused of firing the shots that struck a 13-year-old boy waiting for a bus on Flatbush Avenue Monday afternoon. Brynn Gingras reports (Published Friday, Aug 29, 2014)

    Gama admitted he was tired from a long day and doctors appointments, but his father had good news: doctors told them there's a chance the boy may regain limited vision in his right eye.

    "His spirit is still strong, and he still have faith that he's going to see again," said Jimmy Marcel. 

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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. (Published Thursday, Apr 17, 2014)

    A 19-year-old man, Kareem Potomont, was charged with two counts of attempted murder, assault and criminal possession of a weapon in the shooting.