CHICAGO, IL - Tayvon Tanner, the 10-year-old boy who was playing on his front porch on Chicago’s west side when he was shot in the chest in August, has been released from the hospital.
Tayvon returned home Thursday night to a special celebration.
He's still in pain, but says he's relieved to be home.
"I am happy that he is home, but sad at the same time that he has to endure this pain. And there's nothing- I wish I could take it from him and give it to me because he is only a baby,” his aunt, Harmonie Murphy said.
And back in the arms of his mother after spending more than a month at Mt. Sinai Hospital.
After he survived the shooting he's afraid to be outside at night.
Still, he is thanking the community for supporting him during this difficult time.
"I thank everybody for praying for me,” Tanner said.
The shooting sparked outrage across the city, especially since the victim was an innocent little boy.
But the search for the shooter continues.