The following is a statement on behalf of the Romain family, who had three members of its family shot on the porch of their home this past weekend.
First, we want to thank everyone for their prayers and support during what has been a horrific time for our family, the families of the other victims, and anyone who cares about and loves our City.
On Sunday, August 9, 2014, four of our family members were shot, three critically injured, in an explosion of gunfire that has left us horrified and heartsick.
Like so many before us, our family members were innocent victims, bystanders, sitting on their front porch, enjoying a late summer evening with family and friends. That evening, two persons lost their lives. Today, three of our family members remain hospitalized. The two youngest surviving victims are 2 and 4 years old. The two year old has suffered serious brain injuries.