Headlines Today Breaking News: 7-Year-Old Boy Shot While Sleeping In Car Forced To Have Leg Amputated
Things are really happening oh! A 7-year-old boy who was shot in the leg while sleeping in a car in Milwaukee, will have most of his left leg amputated. Kamirion Smith’s mum says he has shown strength and courage in face of tragedy. He was shot on May 16th and has had eight surgeries so far and remains in the hospital. His mother, Delilah Tate told WITI:
“My son, he didn’t deserve it. He’s a strong one.”
“Seeing him in the beginning and seeing him now is a traumatic change.”
“We were going home. An altercation broke off, and there goes the gunfire.”
According to prosecutors, Simone Downer opened fire on the vehicle Smith was sleeping in after an argument with the driver. He added that Downer “emptied his clip” into the vehicle Smith was sleeping in following a barbecue celebrating a man who had recently been released from prison. It’s understood Downer was upset with the man, telling him, “You went to court on my nephew.”
“Why shoot at a car? Why even do this? Whatever your reason was, you should have left it alone,” said Tate.
The stray bullet hit an artery in Smith’s left leg, which had to be partially amputated. Tate said:
“He had his days where he just woke up and said, ‘Mom, I don’t deserve this.’ And I’m like, ‘Baby, you’re right. You didn’t’.
“Seeing my son like that, it tore me apart. It destroyed it in every which way.”
“Every day I tell everybody he is a living testimony, because he should have never made it, but by the grace of God, it did.”
The man accused of shooting Kamirion, Downer, is set to appear in court on June 6th for a preliminary hearing.
He faces one count of first degree reckless injury, use of a dangerous weapon, two counts of first degree recklessly endangering safety, use of a dangerous weapon and one count of possession of a firearm by a person convicted of a felony.
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