‘Thank you’: Oakland boy who accidentally shot himself in head now talking

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Thank you. Grandpa. Hello, world!

Those were a few of the words that 4-year-old Na’vaun Jackson is speaking as he continues recovering from the late March incident in which he accidentally shot himself in the head. 

Ramon Price, Na’vaun’s grandfather, posted videos on Facebook showing little Na’vaun smiling and uttering the words. 

“Say thank you.. a lot of people praying for you Na’vaun.. say thank you,” Price says in the video. 

“Thank you,” Na’vaun replies. 

Na’vaun, who continues his recovery at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital in Oakland, was rushed to the hospital and immediately admitted into the intensive care unit after authorities say he found a gun at a friend’s home and accidentally shot himself in the head. 

The gun Na’vaun found belonged to family friend Terrence Wilson, who was prohibited from owning a firearm due to prior felony convictions.

It was left unlocked and loaded under Wilson’s pillow.

“It was real irresponsible,” Price said. “And unfortunately it was my grandson who got to pay the ultimate price.”

Na’vauns family has set up a GoFundMe to help pay for his medical expenses.

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