doctors told Sheronda Morris she would never walk again, but after a half-dozen surgeries, she can walk.
LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A gun violence survivor is taking a stand one year after getting shot at a Louisville night club.
It was January 12, 2013. A fight broke out at "The View" nightclub on Story Avenue in Butchertown. Shots hit a man and woman. The woman, Sheronda Morris, was an innocent bystander. Now Morris has a message of peace.
"Being shot, it's one unthinkable thing," said Morris. Doctors told Sheronda Morris she would never walk again, but after a half-dozen surgeries, she can walk. She said rehab has helped her to nearly make a full recovery.
The night Morris was shot, police said a fight took place on the dance floor and Morris was hit by a stray bullet. Dozens of people were inside the club when the shots were fired. Despite that fact, no one has been identified as the shooter and arrested.
Morris believes she survived to lend her voice to the cause of non-violence and wants other survivors to do the same. She said, "We have to have hope, you can't give up just because you're a victim. We all have to have hope and believe that this thing is going to stop."
The peacemaking team led by community activist Christopher 2x plans to roll-out a series of awareness events in 2014 and reach out to survivors.
2X said, "It's still an untold story about how many people are getting hit by gunfire around here and how that particular attack totally changes their lives for the rest of their lives."
There were 48 homicides last year but 197 shootings.
Tuesday, April 20 2010 11:21 PM EDT2010-04-21 03:21:00 GMT
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