POMPANO BEACH, Fla. – A South Florida rapper spoke exclusively with Local 10 News this week about a shooting that landed him in the hospital with a gunshot wound to the head and left him blind in one eye.
Christian Moore, who also goes by C Glizzy, said he was sitting in the passenger seat of a car on June 15, 2019, waiting for his friend to come outside of a convenience store in Pompano Beach when the shooting occurred.
When his friend got back in the car and they drove away, that’s when someone started shooting at the car.
“And then we got into a car crash on the way to the hospital,” Moore said.
A bullet shattered the bone around the rapper’s eye.
“The bullet, like, grazed in. It went in, but it went in, like, through at an angle. That’s why I didn’t never die,” Moore said.
Moore’s brother, who was injured in the crash, carried the rapper on the side of Interstate 95 until a good Samaritan pulled over in a U-Haul truck and took them to the hospital.
Moore spent a week in the hospital, not sure if he was going to survive.
After he got out, he struggled with depression and even thought about quitting his career, but now he’s putting things in perspective.
“I’m so used to seeing both eyes,” Moore said. “It was a depression of me having to wake up and see this, but then I got very in tune with myself. I love myself now.”
“It ain’t nothing bad about me. I’m a blessing. I’m a walking miracle,” Moore added. “It’s nothing wrong with it. Everybody go through problems every day. You got people out here with no legs, like, it’s stuff worse, could be worse, so I just thank God. I just thank God.”
A 16-year-old was arrested in the case and has been charged with attempted murder.
Detectives at the Broward Sheriff’s Office have not said what they believe is the motive.
As far as C Glizzy, he graduated from high school last week and is hoping to enroll at Florida State University to pursue music and engineering.
He said his friend and fellow rapper, XXXTentacion, who was fatally shot during a robbery three years ago, encouraged him to stay in school.
C Glizzy said he wants young people to know that education is the key to success.
“For all the kids, make sure you stay in school, man. Don’t be out here trying to be nothing you’re not,” he said.
Moore currently has to wear an eye patch because the sunlight can hinder his recovery, but he hopes to be able to see out of that eye one day.
He’s also hoping to become an actor and a world famous rapper like Tupac.