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Drive-By Shooting Victim Afraid to Go Home

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Jermaine Huggins
RALEIGH — A 4-year-old Raleigh boy is still recoveringfrom a gunshot wound he received last week. Now his family is concernedabout taking him home to an area known for crime and violence ... and theymay get some help.

The child is currently in guarded condition in the pediatric intensivecare ward at Wake Medical Center. His mother, Beverly Huggins, says he isafraid to go back to where he was shot.

Huggins says her son, Jermaine, has been having nightmares about thehouse.

She admits to having a checkered past herself, but says she would like toget out of the neighborhood and away from the crime that spilled over intoher house.

Several area churches and community groups are trying to find a wayto move the family into a safer neighborhood. Bruce Lightner of the MartinLuther King Celebration Committee says the community needs to help thisfamily.

The two suspects in the shooting remain at large.

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