Basketball player's lung pierced by bullet

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COLLEGE STATION, Texas (KBTX) - The unfortunate of Tuesday’s College Station shooting is successful captious information but is expected to marque a afloat recovery, according to his household aft speaking with doctors astatine St. Joseph Health.

Kaden Lewis was playing hoops astatine John Crompton Park similar helium usually does erstwhile helium was changeable successful the shoulder, his parents said. He was taken to the infirmary wherever doctors discovered the slug went done his lung. The 16-year-old remains successful captious information but is expected to survive.

News 3′s Rusty Surette met Tuesday day with his household extracurricular the infirmary including his father, Clifton Lewis, his mother, Tameka Day, and his siblings Denim Day and Chanquis Robertson. They said Lewis was “in the close spot astatine the incorrect time.” Kaden is often astatine the parkland moving connected his hoops skills and hanging with friends.

On Tuesday, portion helium was playing, helium was deed by a slug fired from a distance.

“He wasn’t doing drugs oregon thing similar that similar immoderate radical person speculated,” said his father, Clifton. “I’ve raised these kids to enactment distant from worldly similar that. He was determination to amended himself. He had thing to bash with the shooting.”

Police connected Tuesday said the gunfire was related to a societal media spat involving 2 different men successful the area.

Jairus Johnson, 21, was arrested aft an statement implicit his ex-girlfriend connected Twitter led him to sprout astatine the assemblage successful the park. Lewis’s parents accent their lad had thing to bash with the statement oregon the shooting.

While gathering with the household Tuesday afternoon, Kaden called his parents from his infirmary bed. When helium was asked however he’s doing, helium responded, “Good.”

Kaden is simply a hoops subordinate astatine A&M Consolidated High School and is going to beryllium a inferior this schoolhouse year. Doctors told the household the gunfire wounded shouldn’t interaction his quality to play basketball.

What the household is present asking for is prayers and continued enactment from the community.

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