Miami helps Italian family whose son was shot

AP News
Posted: Jan 04, 2010 7:26 AM

The city of Miami is helping an Italian family whose 6-year-old son was shot by a stray bullet while celebrating New Year's Eve there.

Miami Mayor Tomas Regalado says the boy, Andrea Fregonese, remained hospitalized Sunday in serious but stable condition.

Fregonese was shot in the chest hours after authorities urged Miami residents to stop firing guns into the air to celebrate New Year's Eve.

Regalado says toys will be brought to the boy Monday and his family has been offered a furnished apartment near the hospital, meals from two restaurants and free trips around the city from a cab company.

The mayor said: "I hope the message goes out and people throughout the world see that we care and that we're sorry."