A MAN admitted today that he accidentally shot a teenager in the head at a sleepover party.
Sophie Finucane, 16, was blasted by Wayne Bryan, 20, as he handled the gun at the party in Gorton, Manchester, on June 14.
Today Bryan, of Gorton, admitted inflicting grievous bodily harm, possession of a firearm, possession of an imitation firearm and two counts of possession of ammunition at Manchester Crown Court.
Sophie was given just 40 minutes to live by medics and her family told she had only “half a per cent” chance of recovery if she survived.
But she amazed doctors by regaining consciousness ten days later in intensive care at Salford Royal Hospital.
She was discharged from hospital yesterday and is now recovering from her injuries in County Cork, Ireland, where she has gone to live with her father, John.
Mr Finucane said recently: “The moment she woke was the most powerful moment of my life. We were praying and she caught my hand and squeezed it.
“She’s a miracle. We’ve a lot to be thankful for. There’s a lot of parents not as lucky as we are today. She’s a living miracle.”
Sophie and her family recently attended a Stand Together Against Violence event in Manchester to campaign against gun violence in the city.
Bryan will be sentenced on October 24.
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