The DL Boy in the Neighborhood, the drug dealer who flirted with my partner “Van” and me, is not dead after all.
The neighbor who told me was mistaken. Another neighbor set me straight a few days later.
But the young man’s condition is still very grave. After the shooting he lost a lot of blood and the doctors put him into an induced coma. The neighbor, a woman whose son is friends with DL Boy, said there may be some brain damage due to lack of oxygen.
So he will have to undergo rehabilitation and will probably never be the same physically, she said..
Something is nagging me to go visit him. The next time I see this neighbor I will find out which hospital he is in.