Gun violence in this country continues to be a terrible way of life and now the most recent incident has changed a young man’s life forever.
A former North Texas high school baseball player is recovering in intensive care after being shot during a college baseball game in Texarkana on Saturday.
Texas A&M-Texarkana baseball player Matthew Delaney was struck by a stray bullet and his mother is speaking out as she revealed he remains in the ICU with multiple injuries, including partial paralysis in his left leg, a collapsed lung, and a broken vertebrae.
Senior night was also observed at the Texarkana game on Saturday at Spring Lake Park. Instead, the coaches and players all fell to the ground when they heard a bullet hit a metal structure on the field.
Delaney was struck in the chest by a gunshot when he was watching the game from the bullpen. Unfortunately, the bullet, which is still lodged close to his spine, cannot be removed by medical professionals.
He was taken to an area hospital, where he remains as of Tuesday.
The game was stopped while detectives and police scoured the field for possible evidence. Investigators determined the stray bullet was fired roughly 400 yards away in a neighborhood just west of the stadium during a gunfight between two people.
A man named Demarco Banks has turned himself in and has been charged with deadly conduct in connection to the shooting. A 17-year-old is still at large and wanted for aggravated assault.GOOGLE NEWS.