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Brooklyn Teen Who Survived Shooting Gets Proclamation from City Council

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City lawmakers on Thursday honored a Brooklyn teen who survived a shooting earlier this year, calling him an inspiration.

The City Council presented Gama Droiville with a proclamation that said he showed bravery in the face of adversity.

In April, the eighth grader was shot twice, once in his right eye, while waiting for a bus in East Flatbush, but he was not the intended target.

The shooter has been arrested and charged.

Gama has since been spreading the message of peace and forgiveness to young New Yorkers.

"You are an inspiration to all of us, and you give us the strength to continue to fight for what it right," said City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito.

This is just the latest of accolades for Gama. Earlier this month, he sang the National Anthem with his fellow choir members from the French-Speaking Baptist Church at the end of the Yankees-Mets subway series.

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