Jacksonville boy might not walk again after being shot

A 10-year-old boy is slowly recovering at UF Health while Jacksonville police continue to search for the person who shot him in his home.

A 10-year-old boy is slowly recovering while Jacksonville police continue to search for the person who shot him.

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Elijah Williams, 10, is still hospitalized at UF Health days after he was hit by a stray bullet while playing video games inside his room.

On Friday night, police said someone opened fire on Jessica Lane. The report lists no suspect description.

Action News Jax spoke with the boy’s aunt outside of UF Health Tuesday.

Eddrina Walker said the boy is in good spirits, but has a long road to recovery after undergoing two major surgeries.

“His legs are not functioning properly to the ability they were before. He's had to have a bone removed out of his spine,” Walker said.

She said her nephew is a fighter.

“he's dealing with it as best as possible,” Walker said. “He's trying to process and cope.”

With no arrests in the case, Walker is begging for people to speak up.

“Just imagine if it was your loved one. You would want somebody to come forth,” Walker said.

The family said medical bills are starting to add up. If you would like to help, you can click here.