Seminole High student shot 3 times recovering after surgery, family says

The suspect in a shooting at Sanford's Seminole High School, 16-year-old Da'raveius Smith, is facing numerous charges, including first-degree attempted murder. 

Police said Smith brought a gun into the school and shot 18-year-old student Jhavon McIntyre three times.  McIntyre was transported to Central Florida Regional Hospital where he underwent surgery.

McIntyre's grandmother released a statement late Wednesday saying his surgery was successful, explaining that he received injuries to a leg and wrist. 

"When I spoke with his parents, he was resting well," said Joyce Riggins-Baker.  "It is only by the Grace of God my grandson survived this horrendous ordeal." 

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McIntyre is a senior who played cornerback on the Seminole High School football team. His family said he has been planning on playing in college next year and has several offers.

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They are hopeful this won't have too much of an impact on those prospects.

McIntyre's family said they are unsure how long he will remain in the hospital.

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