Friday, September 16, 2011

17-month-old loses eye when hit by stray bullet

17-month-old Samyah Bailey was sitting in her stroller Wednesday afternoon outside of her Staten Island, New York apartment went a fight erupted close by. The fight involved Samyah's uncle, father and two others. At some point Damark King pulled out a 9mm handgun and fired four shots. All of the shots missed their target, but one of the bullets hit Samyah in the head. The little girl is now recovering from brain surgery, plastic surgery and eye surgery. She is in stable condition but lost her left eye.
King, 19, has been arrested on charges of first-degree assault, reckless endangerment and weapons possession. He is on parole for a robbery he committed in 2007 when he was 15. Daryl McCullough, who was also involved in the fight and who is on probation for assault, was not charged with a crime. But both Samyah's father and uncle, both of whom have records, were arrested at the scene. The uncle was charged with a parole violation and the father was arrested on a warrant for assault.
Ohh shoot.

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