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Boys and Girls Club celebrates survival one year after shooting at Sykes Road club

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JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - The Boys and Girls Club was celebrating the life of one of their peers.  A year ago Friday Sanaa Hill was doing homework at the Boys and Girls Club on Sykes Road in Jackson when a stray bullet hit her in the head.

Despite staying in critical condition for days, the eight year old made a full recovery.  The gun and the person who pulled the trigger were never recovered.  Staff at the Boys and Girls Club called it a Christmas miracle and believed it highlights reasons why the organization is so important.

"The bullet incident was a tragic incident, but at the same time we're saving a kids life everyday by keeping them out of risky behaviors talking to them about the dangers of teen pregnancy, doing their homework, being ready for school the next day," said President/CEO of Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Mississippi.

The party included emergency personnel that helped save Sanaa Hill's life that December 10th. Officials with the Jackson Police Department talked with the children about gun safety.  The little girl did not attend the celebration.

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