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Brooklyn Teen Shot in Eye Participates in Panel Discussion About Gun Violence

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A Brooklyn teen who was a victim of gun violence delivered an important message to a group of adults Saturday.

Gama Droiville, 13, took part in a panel discussion about gun violence at Kings County Hospital.

Gama was shot in the eye last month after being caught in crossfire.

The panel described the scourge of gun violence as a public health issue that needs immediate attention.

Gama's family said they're grateful he's still with them, including a young cousin who saw him get shot.

"When he fell on the floor, everybody came and called police," said Dudley Philogene, Gama's cousin. "Thank God that Kings County Hospital for helping Gama."

"Thank God for my cousin for being alive, and that he's in a better condition than before, and I thank for everybody for supporting him," said Jennifer St. Fleur, Gama's cousin.

"I want to thank Kings County for speaking on the issue of gun violence," Gama said. "Gun violence effects everyone one way or the other."

Kareem Potomont, 21, faces attempted murder and other charges in connection with the shooting.

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