The shooting happened in just before 4 p.m. on March 8. 2021. Police said evidence technicians marked at least six bullet holes scattered across the front of the O’Neil Street home. One of the bullets entered the home and struck MJ Rivera.
MJ’s mother told NEWS10 her child is paralyzed from the waist down and that doctors are unable to remove the bullet that is lodged in their spine. MJ needed a wheelchair, and their family needed a wheelchair accessible van. The family received both after fundraising efforts from the community.