The Game raises money for toddler who lost eye in shooting

The Game says he has raised $5,000 for a North Carolina boy who lost an eye after being shot in the face in May and left for dead next to his pregnant mother, who was killed in the attack.

In an Instagram post , the rapper writes that Zachaeus Waters’ story brought tears to his eyes so he contacted the boy’s father and started a fundraising drive.

Fellow hip-hop star Snoop Dogg also spread the word about the effort on his Instagram account . An online fundraising site showed Wednesday morning that the total raised has risen to more than $8,700.

Nathaniel Elijah Dixon is charged with murder and other counts in the Asheville, North Carolina, attack. The 24-year-old was arrested in Ohio shortly after the shootings.

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