Originally Posted by lovebug
omg! wow i am at a loss for words! just wow... i am so soory you ever had to be witness to that and i am so sorry this happened to your family!
Thank you so much. This was in September of 1995. It was an ex boyfriend of my mothers, and it all happened over jealousy, that she had a new boyfriend (My "dad") he has been in my life, all of my life, so I call him dad. Anyhow, My parents BOTH survived by some miracle! When her ex boyfriend shot my dad, my dad ran out of the house, hoping the guy would follow him & leave us alone (thinking he was there for him only) but that was not the case. He came back into the bedroom where my mom & I were in bed watching TV. After she pushed me from the window, I fell about 10 feet down to the ground, and stood there screaming for her to jump. it was the most horrifying sight, to see my mother jumping from the window, with this man staring me in the eyes, as he shot my mother over and over. I ran next door, called 911, the SWAT team, police, all medical ppl showed up. Well, mom was still laying in the back, behind the house, and nobody would go get her because they said they didnt know where the gunman was at the time, and they couldnt risk going for my mom, until they knew his location. (Is that NOT THEIR JOB?!) So the neighbor grabbed his gun and told them "If you wont, go, Ill do it!" and he went to the back, picked my mom up, and carried her out the the front, so they could aircare her. At that time, she was considered DOA. (Dead On Arrival) Taken to University hospital, where she had major surgery & was in ICU for a month.
She had a kidney removed, half of her stomach removed, a metal plate put into her arm, from shoulder to elbow, a bullet removed from her thigh, (That was 4 of the gunshots) then she has 4 more in her back, still to this day, that the doctor could not remove because they were too close to her spine, to safely remove, without risking her from being paralyzed, So it was safer to leave them be.
Anyhow, the gunman (and ex bf) ended up committing suicide in our home, after he went on a shooting spree, and shot up everything, and I mean, everything, that we owned. This was a 9mm gun by the way....I remember mom being in the ICU, after about 2 weeks, finally coming to a little, and she whispered "Im not going to die, I have too much to live for. You are about to have my first grandbaby, and I am going to see him born...." It took her 5minutes, just to say that small sentance, but I will never forget it.
My mom and "dad" got married on the news, they day that she came home from the hospital, and they are both healthy and happy together, till this day
I love them so much....And by the way, funny note....When she finally came to enough to actually talk talk, and stay awake, she wanted to know were her favorite jeans were that she was wearing at the time. We told her they had thrown them away because they had to cut them off of her. She was more upset about, than being shot 8 times, I do believe, lol :-)
**Edited to apologize, for hijacking this thread, Im sorry....