12-Year-Old Talks About Surviving Gunshot To Head - DC News FOX 5 DC WTTG

12-Year-Old Talks About Surviving Gunshot To Head

Posted: Updated:

"If I die please take me to Heaven not to Hell."

After a near death experience 12-year-old Ibn Anderson showed us how he got down on one knee and prayed for his life.

Bandages hide the bullet wounds from a .38 caliber gunshot to his head suffered two weeks ago at his Crestbury apartment in Camden.

Police say Ibn's 11-year-old HB Wilson Elementary School classmate accidentally shot him in the face.

"I guess he grabbed it from one of these shelves," said Ibn pointing in his room he shares with his 19-year-old brother. He says he knew nothing about the gun his friend found on a shelf beneath a pile of clothes. "I heard boom! That's when I looked down and I  saw all the blood on my hand"

After the shock wore off, "I was thinking about what happened and not dying," said Ibn who told us he he raced to the bathroom mirror. Realizing the mounting pain and pressure was from a bullet to the head.

"I was scared but I  wasn't trying to panic too much."

"It missed his brain by half an inch," Zakiyyah Anderson, Ibn's mom. 

She was walking her daughter to the school bus stop that Friday morning her son was shot and airlifted to Trenton, then back to Cooper for treatment. She says he suffered damage to his nasal passage.

Ibn just happy his prayers were answered for a second chance at life.  

"Man I'm thankful I'm still living and that I can smell and hear. "

  • Local NewsMore>>

  • Multiple People Injured From Shooting At Darby Hospital

    Multiple People Injured From Shooting At Darby Hospital

    Thursday, July 24 2014 3:13 PM EDT2014-07-24 19:13:43 GMT
    We are following breaking news in Darby, PA where multiple people have been shot at Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital located at 1500 Lansdowne Avenue.
    We are following breaking news in Darby, PA where multiple people have been shot at Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital located at 1500 Lansdowne Avenue.
  • Arrest Made In Fatal Camden Hit And Run

    Arrest Made In Fatal Camden Hit And Run

    Thursday, July 24 2014 11:45 AM EDT2014-07-24 15:45:20 GMT
    Surveillance Footage: Camden County Police DepartmentSurveillance Footage: Camden County Police Department

    According to the Camden County Prosecutor's Office Facebook page an arrest has been made in the fatal hit and Run that took place Saturday night.

    According to the Camden County Prosecutor's Office Facebook page an arrest has been made in the fatal hit and Run that took place Saturday night.

  • CLOUDS TO SUN THURSDAY

    Thursday, July 24 2014 9:52 AM EDT2014-07-24 13:52:31 GMT

    Thursday, early clouds will lead to afternoon sun as highs today remain in the mid 80s. 

    Thursday: H-85 L-72

    Thursday, early clouds will lead to afternoon sun as highs remain in the mid 80s. We stay dry Friday with lower humidity and sunny skies. We warm back up near 90 for the weekend with unsettled weather returning by late Saturday.

    Thursday: H-85 L-72

    Friday: H-86 L-65

    This Weekend

    Saturday: H-88 L-64

    Sunday: H-91 L-73

Powered by WorldNow

WTTG FOX 5 & myfoxdc
5151 Wisconsin Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20016
Main Number: (202) 244-5151
Newsroom: (202) 895-3000
fox5tips@wttg.com

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices