My mother instructed me to go beneath the vehicle: 7-year-old boy remembers being shot in Englewood

My mother instructed me to go beneath the vehicle: 7-year-old boy remembers being shot in Englewood — A 7-year-old child recalled the commotion that ensued after he and his mother were shot while driving in Englewood on Monday night. Steven Graves of CBS 2 talked with the youngster and his family.

Jamari Conner is fortunate to be alive, but he was walking on Tuesday. He brought a teddy bear with him from the hospital.

His grandpa granted CBS 2 permission to talk with Jamari while he was absent from school. He wore a sleeve on the arm wound where he had been shot. Jamari also bore the marks of broken glass.

After his first day of school, he recalled going out to dinner with his mother and her boyfriend.

Near the intersection of 74th and Loomis, when a second automobile drew up, Jamari heard rapid gunfire, and panic followed.

“They began firing indiscriminately at the automobile,” Conner said. Everyone exited the vehicle, and my mother instructed me to go beneath the vehicle with her.

Conner’s grandpa, Donald Childs, stated, “I’m just thankful that he’s fine and still alive and that he’s OK because I thought he was dead for a moment and I began praying that he’s OK.”

The family reported that Donesha, the mother of Jamari, has a broken wrist. She was shot three times while attempting to protect herself.

Her 19-year-old boyfriend sustained three gunshot wounds. He was also struck by the car from which the shots originated.

Both ought to survive.

Childs said, “I hope we could end the violence, but it will be difficult.” Because too many people dilute it with their own trivial concerns.

Jamari recalled three individuals in the shooter’s white car.

No arrests have been made.

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