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Father calls for unity at fundraiser for 8-year-old boy shot in Milwaukee

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- An 8-year-old boy recovering in the hospital from gunshot wounds received a special gift on Friday.

Stark Foods in Milwaukee donated a backpack with school supplies and a bike to Derrion Wilson and his 12-year-old sister.

The shooting happened on July 30 near 34th and Hadley.

Derrion is still in the hospital in stable condition.

His family was at the fundraiser and they say the violence in Milwaukee needs to end.

"Teach these kids love man, reach out, mothers, fathers, aunts, uncles, grandparents, love. In the community we need unity, if we can get a little unity maybe we can reach some of you," said Kravon Wilson, Derrion's father.

Doctors say Derrion is lucky to be alive. One of the bullets broke one of his ribs and damaged one of his kidneys.

His dad says he's recovering well, talking, walking, and in good spirits. 

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