'Hello world!' Oakland boy utters first words since accidentally shooting himself in the head

A four-year-old from Oakland, California has spoken his first words since accidentally shooting himself in the head in March.

His grandfather, Ramon Price, posted videos to Facebook of his grandson uttering his first words in almost a month.

In the video, Price says to his grandson, "A lot of people are praying for you N'avaun, say thank you."

The four-year-old turns to the camera with a big grin and says, "Thank you!"

Jackson was also filmed saying, "Hello world! Hello Grandpa!"

The young boy accidentally shot himself in the head when he found a gun at his Oakland home belonging to the family's friend, Terrence Wilson, reports San Francisco TV news outlet KRON 4.

Wilson was reportedly prohibited from owning a firearm due to prior felony convictions.

The gun was left locked and loaded under Wilson's pillow, reportedly how he slept every night.

He's been charged child abuse, possession of a firearm by a felon and first-degree criminal firearm storage, Fox KTVU reports.

Price said Wilson had been "really irresponsible".

"Unfortunately it was my grandson who got to pay the ultimate price," he told KRON 4.

The young boy has been recovering from his accident in the intensive care unit at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital in Oakland. He was put on life support when first admitted to hospital, with doctors saying he would have irreversible brain damage.

Jackson still has a long road to recovery, and has to undergo extensive physiotherapy to regain his ability to walk, KRON 4 reports.



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