Doctors Pleased With Progress Of Boy Hit By Stray Bullet

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - A ten-year-old Oakland boy who was left
paralyzed after getting hit by a stray bullet is making what one doctor calls an "amazing job" in physical therapy.

Christopher Rodriguez was taking piano lessons at a music school
in North Oakland in early January when he was hit by the bullet fired during a robbery of a gas station.

The bullet severed his spinal cord, paralyzing him from the waist down.

Doctors are pleased with how well Christopher has progressed with his therapy and learning how to get around in a wheelchair. It's expected he'll be released from the hospital in the next week or two.

Meanwhile, a 24-year-old Oakland man is facing attempted murder and other charges in the case.

Jared Adams was arrested shortly after the shooting.

He has pleaded not guilty to charges of attempted murder, robbery, evading police and being a felon in possession of a gun.
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Information from: San Francisco Chronicle,
http://www.sfgate.com/chronicle

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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