https://www.masslive.com/police-fire/20 ... w-gun.htmlJemil Evans, the Woburn teenager whose friend is accused of unintentionally shooting him while showing him a new gun Saturday, is now permanently paralyzed, according to his family.
According to a GoFundMe page set up Monday to raise funds for Evans, the 19-year-old man had returned to his hometown of Woburn after working and spending time with his dad in Maine, and he planned to see his mom and friends.
When Evans arrived at his friend’s home, the page detailed, one of his friends was excited to show him his new gun, as he just received his license to carry.
“This is the moment that tragically changed Jemil’s life forever,” the page said. “He was shot in the neck, and the bullet severed his C6 and other parts of his spinal cord.”
The teen will be confined to a wheelchair for the rest of his life, according to the page, which had already raised more than $6,000 for the teenager’s medical costs, equipment and housing as of Tuesday morning. The fundraiser is an attempt to ensure Evans has the best quality of life possible as he starts his “new journey of recovery,” the page said.
Alec Augustino Braz is facing charges of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, discharging a firearm within 500 feet of a building and improper storage of a firearm in connection with the shooting in Woburn, according to the city’s police department.
The 22-year-old man, who recently received his license to carry a firearm, is accused of showing his new gun to friends inside a Mt. Pleasant Street home when it was unintentionally fired, striking Evans in the neck, Woburn Police Chief Robert Rufo said.
He was taken by a friend to an area hospital around 3:15 p.m. Saturday, and a .40 caliber Smith & Wesson pistol was seized by authorities, according to the police chief.
Investigators conducted interviews, and after their investigation, they arrested Braz and immediately suspending his license to carry, Rufo said.
I didn't know you could get a LTC in Massachusetts. I wonder if the owner had any classes in gun safety, especially the Four Rules of Gun Safety?