NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Students at Dunston Primary School in North Charleston will march in honor of one of their classmates who was paralyzed in a downtown shooting.
Tyreik Gadsden, 5, was wounded in the lower back on May 22 near a playground at his grandmother's house. Gadsden's family said the bullet was lodged near his spine and left him paralyzed from the waist down.
The awareness event was scheduled rain or shine for Wednesday at the school in support of ending gun violence with the theme of "Children's Lives Matter."
A 20-year-old man was also wounded in the leg in the shooting. The adult was released from the hospital, and Gadsden has been transferred to a North Carolina rehabilitation hospital.
Anyone with information on the shooting should call the Charleston Police Department at (843) 577-7434 or Crime Stoppers at (843) 554-1111.