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Benefit fund for 5-year-old shooting victim to close at end of the month

Tyreik Gadsden was released from a North Carolina hospital on Jul. 23. (Photo Source: Live 5) Tyreik Gadsden was released from a North Carolina hospital on Jul. 23. (Photo Source: Live 5)
Tyreik Gadsden was released from a North Carolina hospital on July 23. (Photo Source: Live 5) Tyreik Gadsden was released from a North Carolina hospital on July 23. (Photo Source: Live 5)
CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) -

A spokesperson with South Carolina Federal Credit Union confirmed the benefit fund for a 5-year-old shooting victim will close at the end of August.

Tyreik Gadsden was wounded in the back by gunfire while he was outside his grandmother's home in the area of Mary and America Streets on May 22.

The National Action Network announced Monday it will end its fundraising efforts for Gadsden.  State President Elder James Johnson said the group raised approximately $29,000, but did not disclose an exact amount.

The shooting happened on the day of Gadsden's kindergarten graduation. A 20-year-old man was also shot in the leg and suffered minor injuries, police said.

Two weeks after the shooting, investigators with the Charleston Police Department arrested a 27-year-old man in connection with the incident. Calvin Brown Jr. was charged with two counts of attempted murder and possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime, according to Charleston Police Chief Greg Mullen.

On July 23, Gadsden was released from a rehabilitation hospital in North Carolina where he had been recuperating.

Through Aug. 31, anyone interested in donating to the fund, can do so at any branch of the South Carolina Federal Credit Union.

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