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Texas 5th Grader Talks About Being Shot

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    (CNN: Dallas, Texas) - At only 11 years old, Xavion Collins is now nursing a gunshot wound.

    "It hurts. It hurts real, real bad," said the boy whose arm was torn by a bullet while he walked through his apartment complex Friday night.

    Police said the boy was hit after officers swarmed the complex in search of 25-year-old Tobias Mackey, who was walking in a breezeway. Police said he had his hands in his pants and ignored officers orders, prompting officer Matthew Tate to open fire.

    Police later admitted Mackey was not carrying a weapon and that one of the officer's stray bullets hit Xavion.

    The shooting outraged many in what police call a high-crime area.