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Woman shot outside South Bend bar speaks about recovery

NOW: Woman shot outside South Bend bar speaks about recovery

SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- “I was just saying, ‘Please don’t let me die.’" Brittany Stokes said.

Stokes is just one of the six people who was shot outside of Frank's Place in October of last year. She took a bullet to the arm and another to the leg. One bullet exited her upper back. The other is still lodged in her hip.

“After I got shot, I lost everything. My car. My apartment.” She said. “I had to teach myself to walk again. I was in a wheelchair for two months and it was hard. It was really, really hard.”

Stokes says she was working as a bartender that night. She noticed an altercation outside and went to see what was going on. That's when the shooting happened.

“I didn’t know I was shot until my knee touched the ground and I felt this fire.” She said.

Stokes says she didn't see who pulled the trigger. Police tell ABC57 News, they haven't been able to get decent information from witnesses.

“I have not had one detective contact me after this. I talked to a few a few days after, but there has been no follow up.” She said.

Stokes believes more police patrols in the area would help.

“Just to stop the violence right there that’s continuing to happen.” She said.


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Cindy 174 days ago
These shootings at Frank's Place or Wal-mart or Bar Louie or any other place is not the fault of the businesses where they are taking place. They are the fault of the individuals involved! People need to stop blaming them and realize that there are alot of problems in our community. It is tragic that these people are shooting each other up. We need to work together as a community to figure this out instead of looking to put blame! We all need to ask what we can do to make it better.
J 174 days ago
You shouldn't of let your guard down.
JimBella 175 days ago
Frank’s Shoot ‘em up Place

Here we go again …STILL!!!

When will this place finally be closed down using the City’s Chronic Problem Properties, Ordinance No. 10232-13, signed into law by the Mayor, himself??? Once closed, perhaps the right thing to do would be make this location a SBPD Sub-station. At the least it may help give the good people on the Near North-west side a little safer feeling!
Ordinance: https://tinyurl.com/y3oqraz5
K JimBella 175 days ago
Petey has more important things to worry about he can't be bothered with small stuff like this anymore not that he ever was to start with
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