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Dawson teen still recovering after shooting

DAWSON, GA (WALB) - Kentravious Monds spent two and a half weeks in the hospital after he was shot June 12th. He says he doesn't remember much from that night.

"We were all chilling. Doing what we do best. And I don't know what made him do that. I guess he said that he didn't know there was a bullet in there. So he just fired it off and it hit me," said Monds. "I just started leaking out a lot of blood. They told me to run back that way where they were. I laid on my back and it took the ambulance a minute to come get me."

Witnesses told authorities that they thought it was an accident from a jammed gun, but Monds says he doesn't know if it was.

"I think it was an accident but then again, I don't know."

Monds said the same thing to the Dawson Police Department, and for that reason, they couldn't determine if it was an accident or not.

"During the investigation, it was undetermined to us whether it was accidental or intentional and the DA requested that the charges were filed before the Grand Jury of Terrell County in the December term," said Captain Gene Shattles of the Dawson Police Department. 

Kevelin Witchett, a good friend of Monds, is charged with aggravated assault and possession of firearm for a person under 18. 

Monds says it was his friends that have helped him since the shooting.

"Came to the hospital to see me like every day. When I was at home, they came and saw me. They showed me love."

The bullet narrowly missed Monds's heart. It could have been a lot worse, and his mother is the first person to realize that.

"I am very happy to see that my son made a great recovery after being shot because it could have been a whole lot worse than what it was," said Cassandra Monds. 

The bullet is still in his body because doctors think they could paralyze him by removing it. 

He has a long way to go in order to make a full recovery.

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