MIAMI (CBSMiami) – The mother of a victim speaks out after saying her son was among those shot on Sunday at the El Mula banquet hall. She said she was grateful that he survived and pray for the other victims and their families.
Angelica Green, who is a nurse, tells CBS4’s Peter D’Oench that her 24-year-old son Darrell Green and another loved one could have died.
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She said, “My son was hit once in the abdomen area. My nephew-cousin was grazed in the abdomen and hit three times on the leg.
Miami-Dade PD said 20 people were transported or driven to at least seven hospitals in Miami-Dade and Broward, including Palmetto General Hospital, Aventura Medical Center, Jackson Memorial Hospital Ryder Trauma Center , Kendall Regional Medical Center, Jackson North Medical Center. and Memorial Hospital West and Memorial Regional Hospital.
MDPD said three victims are in extremely critical condition and 17 others are in stable condition.
Angelica Green said: “My son and my husband called me when it was close to 1 pm. He called us to tell us that it hurts. It hurts and he wants us to know that he loves us. My husband was saying to stay with us and we hopped in the car and chatted with him trying to keep him alert.
She continued: “Apparently a friend of theirs put maybe four injured people in a car and drove them to Palmetto (general hospital) and we came from Miramar and when we got there we were told that ‘they transferred them to Ryder. And I being a nurse, I work at the UMH. Knowing that they did not transfer them by helicopter, I said that they may have been still stable since arriving with the firefighters.
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She was worried.
“We still don’t know because it’s so bad. There are so many children who have been touched by this. I say children because he will always be my child. He is a mature and decent child. A college graduate. Sometimes the kids can put themselves in danger and shake things up, but in this situation he didn’t even have a chance to get into the club and others do. They said the guys came with ski masks and hoodies and just started shouting in the crowd, ”she said.
Green added, “It was the most horrible call for my son to call his father. They have a very close relationship and say to us, “Mom, I just want you to know that I love you and that I have been shot, it burns and it hurts. And for me, being a medical professional, you know, you help others and you save them, but when it’s yours, you feel helpless. You can’t do nothing. I’m just thankful he’s still here. I lost my mother and today I am not my son either. I am grateful that he is still there and I pray for the other families as well.
She said, “I hope the kids will be able to find out who did this.”
Green said her son was in the ICU trauma unit and his condition had stabilized.
She said it had been a tough weekend for her. Her 82-year-old mother died on Saturday.
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