An accidental shooting has left a young Wesley Chapel boy with a BB in his brain that will never be removed.
Jamey and Tommy Gallagher, ages 9 and 12, were playing in upstairs in their Wesley Chapel home when it happened. Jamey fired a BB gun, one that the family believed to be unloaded and broken, reports say, and hit Tommy with a BB. The small pellet traveled under his left eye, through his sinuses and into his brain.
Initially, Tommy and his parents did not know that the BB had done any damaged besides a small bit of blood and what looked to be a small dent near his eye, but Tommy then experienced some trouble moving his limbs on his left side. Doctors at Tampa General Hospital have treated Tommy, but according to an article by The St. Petersburg Times, he will have to live with the BB in his brain, which will eventually form a membrane around the pellet.
Reports say Tommy may miss the beginning of his 7th grade school year at Dr. John Long Middle School, but he is looking forward to a great and speedy recovery.