NBC Washington reports the shooting occurred in January after the 17-year-old and his friend, Delano Dunmore, got into an argument over a video game in Dunmore’s home in Maryland. After shooting Caudle, the 16-year-old allegedly turned the gun on himself. Although both were sustained injuries, Caudle and Dunmore survived.
For Caudle, doctors ended up removing half of his skull after the shooting. They later told Caudle’s mother Sherita, that her son might not make it through the night.
“I never could imagine that could happen with them just playing a video game,” Sherita Caudle told NBC Washington, which noted that Turan was not expected to walk or talk if he did survive the shooting.
Fortunately, Turan isn’t ready to call it quits as he continues to improve. The teen’s journey to recovery includes relearning basic skills like walking and talking. Aiding in Turan’s recovery is his mother, who takes him to a Baltimore rehabilitation center every day.
As for Dunmore, he currently faces assault charges for the incident. Dunmore originally faced charges of murder, but ended up with assault charges in light of Turan surviving the shooting.
To help Turan and his family pay for medical expenses a GoFundMe account has been created. For more details on the GoFundMe campaign, click here.
To see NBC Washington’s story on Turan, check out the video below: