8-year-old who was shot moved out of ICU

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — The 8-year-old who was nearly killed when he was shot in the head a little over a month ago has been moved out of the intensive care unit.

Donnell Bibbes is now on a regular patient floor at Women and Children’s Hospital.

On Aug. 25, Bibbes was sitting in a car with his two brothers and mother on South Division Street when someone walked up and fired 10 to 15 shots.The suspect has not been apprehended.

It wasn’t initially known if Bibbes would even live because of the extent of his injuries.

Just two weeks ago, Bibbes was upgraded from critical condition to serious, but stable condition.

Sources said there’s now no question about whether the boy will survive. Though he’s beginning to talk once again, he’s still mostly immobile.

In addition to Bibbes, another boy, 11-year-old Juan Rodriguez, was shot in late June.

They were among two children caught in what was a violent summer in Buffalo. None of the several victims Buffalo police highlighted in early September were the intended target.

Police continued to remind the public they’re offering $2,500 rewards for information leading to the arrest or conviction of the people responsible for any of those shootings.

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