13-year-old Gama Droiville shares his inspiring story after getting shot in eye socket

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NEW YORK (PIX11)– Now I am pleased to introduce you to a young man who should serve as an inspiration to all of us, Gama Droiville.

He’s the 13-year-old Brooklyn boy who was an innocent bystander when a burst of gunfire erupted near the bus stop where he was standing with his aunt almost two weeks ago.  A bullet pierced his right eye and lodged in his head. It wasn’t long before police arrested the alleged shooter, 21-year-old Kareem Potomont, whose intended target was a gang rive.

Gama spent several days in Kings County Hospital where he kept spirits high and had forgiveness in his heart. Pleased to welcome Gama Droiville and his attorney John Elefterakis.