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Drive-By Shooting Victim in New Home

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Community and church leaders assist Jermaine Huggins' family as they move into a new home.
RALEIGH — A 4-year-old boy who was wounded in a drive-byshooting in Raleigh is now in a new home, thanks to Raleigh church leadersand concerned citizens.

Supporters pitched in to pay for moving the family to a saferneighborhood after the child said he was scared to go home from thehospital. The good deed evolved out of a very bad experience. Jermaine wasshot as he played on the front porch of his Carver Street home last month.

Jermaine is recovering from his wounds and his family feels they areheaded for a better life, but there are many children left behind in theiroldneighborhood who remain in danger. Every day, these children walk aroundand play in an area known for drugs, violence and prostitution. One youngman told WRAL-TV5'sMark Robertsthat it is often scary.

Yvonne Lee lives in the Carver Street area. She says most people simplycan't afford to move away.

Lee takes care of her grandson around the corner from where Jermainewas shot. She's happy for Jermaine, but sad about the future of theneighborhood.

Friday, Jermaine Huggins and his family moved outof the crime-ridden neighborhood they once called home

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