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2-Year-Old Shot In Miami Drive-By Spends Birthday In Hospital

03/04/2014 03:11 pm ET | Updated Mar 04, 2014

If Dreden Davis doesn't remember his second birthday, that could be a blessing.

Dreden -- who was called "Shabba" by his family -- turned two on Monday. He spent it in a Miami hospital, the victim of a recent drive-by shooting.

The shooting took place around 4:30 a.m., Sunday morning, when Dreden's grandfather carried the youngster outside of their North Miami home while trying to get him to go back to sleep.

Dreden was hit on the top of his head NBC Miami reported by someone shooting from a white or silver four-door, late model Infiniti.

Dreden's father, Andre Davis, 30, was parked in a vehicle near the house.

Investigators said he'd been banging on the door of Dreden's grandparents, wanting to see the boy. The grandfather allowed Davis to take his son to the car, but that's when he was hit by the spray of bullets.

The tough tike is expected to make a full recovery.

Truda Hanna, Dreden's grandmother, said the bullet went into the child's skull.

“The policeman said it was a ricochet. It would have had to come off the house and hit the baby,” she told CBS Miami. “It was in top of his skull, underneath the bone, in the top of his skull, it was close to his brain."

A second bullet grazed Davis, who was treated at the scene and released.

Police believe that he was the intended target. He has an extensive record, according to ABC Miami.

Dreden was rushed to a hospital so surgeons could remove the bullet. Hanna said the boy didn't need CPR.

"He was breathing before he left, and he was having movement in his body. He was just crying because he was agitated," she told WSVN-TV.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call Miami Crime Stoppers at (305) 471-TIPS.

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