The mother of one injured victim in the deadly Miami banquet hall shooting said he made a “frantic” call to her after being hit.
“The worst phone call of my life,” Angelica Green, who heard from her 24-year-old son after he was shot in the abdomen early Sunday morning, told the Miami Herald.
“He was telling us if something happens to him, that he loves us,” Green said. “We said, ‘We love you, too, but you’re gonna survive this.'”
Green said her nephew, 24, was also shot and had “pretty massive wounds.”
“He’s not a statistic,” she told CNN, referring to her son. “He’s a graduate from college last year. So, he’s educated. He was going out with his educated cousin to just celebrate the weekend, and they had not made it into the club as of yet.”
Green was among the victims’ relatives who gathered outside Jackson Memorial Hospital following the 12:30 a.m. shooting at El Mulla Banquet Hall, where three men jumped out of an SUV and opened fire on the crowd as it left a rap concert.
Another parent, Chad Harris, told reporters outside the hospital that he was waiting for word on his 19-year-old daughter’s condition, he told WSVN-TV.
“Words can’t explain how I feel right now, man,” Harris said. “She’s in surgery right now. We’re just praying.”
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