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Officials: 13-Year-Old Boy Shot in Brooklyn May Lose Sight in One Eye

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The hunt is on for the man police say shot two people in Brooklyn, including a 13-year-old boy.

Officials say Gama Droiville is in stable condition at Kings County Hospital but may lose vision in one eye.

The New York City Police Department released surveillance video of the suspect.

Investigators say the suspect opened fire around noon Monday on Flatbush Avenue near Beverly Road.

Elected officials are urging anyone with information to come forward and are calling on parents to do their part to get guns off the street.

"The parents must play a greater roll in this conversation," said Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams. "The police have done enough. We don't want over-excessive stop-and-frisk, but you can stop-and-frisk in your own home. You have the right to ensure your children are not carrying illegal guns."

"If you do not sign up to do a crime, if you do not sign up to be part of street culture, it is not snitching to provide information that can save your life," said City Councilman Jumaane Williams of Brooklyn.

A 24-year-old man was also shot in the leg and took himself to the hospital.

Police say they believe he was the intended target, and they are questioning him.

Anyone with information on the case should contact the Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS, or text CRIMES and then enter TIP577, or visit www.nypdcrimestoppers.com.

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