9-year-old boy hurt in shooting progressing well, councilman says

A 9-year-old boy who was seriously injured in a shooting last week in Druid Heights is progressing well, according to City Councilman Nick Mosby, who visited the boy in the hospital on Wednesday. 

Police have formally charged Donte White, 23, in the Aug. 20, which occurred in the 400 block of Bloom St. and also injured two men. Police believe at least one of those men were the intended targets, and the boy was struck in the crossfire. 

Mosby visited the boy, who has not been identified by police, and delivered him a basketball signed by New York Knicks star Carmelo Anthony, who is from Baltimore. "He is in great spirits and recovering really well," Mosby said. 

A witness to the shooting identified White as the suspect, police said. White, of the 2100 block of Division St., is facing three counts of attempted murder and a slew of other handgun-related and assault charges.

White has a prior handgun conviction from a 2009 case, in which he received a three year sentence with all but eight months suspended for discharging a gun. He was later convicted on drug charges and violating his probation, and received 18 months in jail. He has pending assault charges in Baltimore County, records show.


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