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<p>Donald “DJ” Maiden Jr., 8, was shot in the face while playing outside his home, Sept. 3.</p>

Donald “DJ” Maiden Jr., 8, was shot in the face while playing outside his home, Sept. 3.

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Justice for DJ

Community gathers to support 8-year-old shot in the face

In the Walgreens parking lot at the corner of Royal Lane and Abrams Road, friends and family of 8-year-old Donald Maiden Jr. gathered for a daylong Justice for DJ Block Party on Saturday to raise funds for his medical bills. Maiden, or “DJ” as his friends call him, was shot in the jaw Sept. 3 while playing outside his home in the La Bella Palms Apartments, across from the Walgreens. The shooter, 46-year-old Brian Cloninger, was charged with injury to a child and remains jailed on a $2.2 million bond.