Birthday Party Shooting Victim Speaks Out

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As a seven year-old celebrated her birthday on July 13th, the unexpected happened. Just after 2:00 p.m. shots rang out peppering the little girl's home; one bullet striking her godmother.

Iris Jackson, 28, said she walked over to the screen door because she thought she heard fireworks.

"A bullet came through the screen door and got me in my legs," describes Jackson. She said it was the scariest moment of her life.

"Like it was I thought I was going to die," said Jackson. "Like for real, it was like so much blood, I've never seen so much blood come out of me."

The party had just started on 42nd and Fontenelle when witnesses said a person in a black truck with tinted windows opened fire.

Bullet holes from that terrifying day still riddle the home.

"I'm just thankful like that my kids wasn't there. Because they was supposed to be there. I just thank god like my god kids didn't get hurt," said a tearful Jackson.

She knows she's lucky to be alive, and that the children are lucky they weren't shot too.

"They were shooting at the house, like right by the kids. Kids were in the pool right by the door where the bullet came in. They were shooting at the house."

She said she doesn't know who did this, but believes it was not a random shooting.

A week later, she is wears hospital bands. She's been in and out of the doctor's office trying to mend her injury. She tells WOWT 6 News, the bullet is still in her leg, broken up into four pieces.


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