Teen shooting victim sings National Anthem at Citi Field

Thursday, May 15, 2014
13-year-old Gama Droiville made news for the worst of reasons - he was an innocent victim of a stray bullet as he waited for a bus. On Thursday he wrote a new page in his story, when he sang the National Anthem at Citi Field before the final Subway Series game.

"I'm not really nervous about singing, there's just going to be a lot of people. And I don't know what's going to happen," said Droiville.

Some 45,000 people watched Droiville perform side-by-side with his fellow choir members from, the French speaking Baptist Church.

Eyewitness News caught up with Droiville outside of his doctor's office before the game. He no longer has to wear a dressing on his right eye after a bullet exited his head when he was shot last April.

Droiville was with his aunt and cousin when he was hit with the stray bullet. He was in the hospital for only a week, but is still not sure if he will ever see out of his injured eye.

"Everything is okay, just the test I took was to see if I can see light, but I see no light," Droiville says.

Droiville said wasn't really up to singing the National Anthem but he now says he is ready.

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