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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