BRIDGEPORT - The mother of a 16-year-old girl shot in the face in Bridgeport over the weekend is calling for the gunman to be brought to justice.
Authorities say Kemoune Thomas was struck by a bullet from a passing car Saturday night on Ezra Street. Her mother, Kayann McLeod, says Thomas was headed to a Sweet 16 party with a friend when the shots were fired.
Thomas was rushed to St. Vincent's Medical Center, where she underwent life-saving surgery. The sophomore at Central High School is talking and aware, but will require more operations as the bullet is still lodged in her head.
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Detectives are still searching for the shooter.