Brooklyn girl survives, recounts horror of being shot


BROOKLYN - The 10-year-old girl injured last Saturday when shots rang out at a local block party spoke out about her experience for the first time Sunday.

With her arm in a sling and bandages covering her wound, Dania Kearse, recounted the horror of being shot while getting a balloon at a block party on President Street.

?I turned around, I heard one shot and I started to run into the building,? she said. ?The second shot hit me.?

Her family says the bullet just missed her vital organs and arteries when it tore through her shoulder. Doctors expect her to make a full recovery, but her family says she has emotional scars and would like the public to help put the person who shot Dania behind bars.

The girl says she is too scared to play outside anymore, but hopes to continue to tell her story in a community-wide effort to stop gun violence on Brooklyn streets. She will appear with dozens of activists at a rally on the steps of Borough Hall on Nov. 3.

So far, police say they have yet to make an arrest in the case. They are urging anyone with information to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS - .

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