JEANNETTE, Pa. —
A 13-year-old Pennsylvania boy who was shot in the eye with a BB gun lost his left eye as a result.
Jayden McNab, of Jeannette, said he was shot in the eye on June 9 while he was on his front porch with friends.
McNab says a car pulled up with three people inside, then left. When the car returned, he saw the occupants had two BB guns.
He spent 10 days in Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, where doctors removed his left eye. Because of the infection, he is also in danger of losing his right eye.
Melissa Forsythe, McNab’s mother, said they have contacted Jeannette police multiple times, but “it just feels like there’s no justice yet.”
“I just want him to do the time because now I have to live the rest of my life with one eye,” said McNab.
Police said they are investigating and interviewing witnesses.
WEBVTT HIS SHOOTER HAS STILL NOT BEENIDENTIFIED.>> IT HURT, AND I CAN’T SAYNOTHING.REPORTER: JAYDEN JUST GOT OUT OFCHILDREN HOSPITAL.HE SPENT 10 DAYS HERE WITH HISMOM AT HIS SIDE, AFTER SOMEONESHOT HIM IN THE EYE WITH ABEE-BEE GUN, IT HAPPENED WHILEHE WAS ON HIS FRONT PORCH INJEANNETTE.PEOPLE LEFT, CAME BACK AND HESAW THEY HAD TWO BEE-BEE GUNS.>> ONE HAD A LADIESER ANDSTARTED POINTING IT AT ME AND HEJUST SHOT ME IN MY EYE.REPORTER: HE WAS TAKEN TOWESTMORELAND HOSPITAL, THENFLOWN TO CHILDREN’S WHEREDOCTORS REMOVED HIS LEFT EYE ANDTHEY SAY BECAUSE OF THEINFECTION HE’S IN DANGER OFLOSING SIGHT IN HIS RIGHT EYE.>> I JUST THINK THAT THESE KIDSNEED TO PUT THE BEE-BEES DOWNAND JUST GO PLAY.PLAY BASKETBALL, PLAY FOOTBALL,DO SOMETHING PRODUCTIVE WITHYOUR TIME.REPORTER: BUT MORE THANANYTHING, THEY WANT THESTHOOLTER TO BE HELDRESPONSIBLE.>> WE’RE JUST WORRIED ABOUT THEBOY THAT SHOT HIM.THEY CONTACTED THE JEANNETTEPOLICE AND JUST FEELS LIKETHERE’S NO JUSTICE YET.
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