NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) –– The Staten Island toddler who was shot in the head is out of the hospital, but not at home.

Doctors removed 18-month-old Samayah Bailey’s left eye after she was shot in the head while sitting in her stroller last week in the playground of the Arlington Terrace Apartments. Police say she was caught in the crossfire after a 19-year-old opened fire. Police arrested Damark King in connection with the shooting.

Her family says it’s not safe for her to go home, so she’s staying with a relative.

Her parents say the city has not fulfilled its promise to relocate them.  The District Attorney’s office says they’re working on it.

Doctors said Samayah also had blood clots in her brain which were removed during surgery.

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  1. LAWON says:

    I prayed and I’m so glad this little angle pulled through. If a family members read this message, I reside in Manhattan and would love to offer you a teddy bear for your baby girl. My email address is

    God bless…

  2. Sarah says:

    Poor baby girl. Why should she ever have to go through something like this? Bless you sweet pea.

  3. XSJ says:

    Another innocent victim of the ignorance of others.

    Best wishes, little princess.., best wishes.

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