Family hopeful as boy shot in Minneapolis shows new signs of recovery

Ten-year-old Ladavionne Garrett, Jr. is fighting for his life after getting shot in the head in Minneapolis in April 2021. (Family)

The family of a 10-year-old boy shot in Minneapolis earlier this year has new hope this week as the boy’s recovery continues.

The family of Ladavionne Garrett, Jr says he has lifted his head on his own. His loved ones believe this is a promising sign of his recovery.

On April 30, Ladavionne was shot in the head while riding in a vehicle with his parents. The shooting left him in a coma and fighting for his life.

His shooting was also the first of three prominent cases in the spring in which children were shot, sparking a conversation about safety in the city.