Mother Shot While Protecting Kids From Gunfire in Dallas
â€” Joyce Peterson (@MemphoNewsLady) July 8, 2016
On Thursday night snipers started shooting from rooftops over a protest in Dallas, Texas, murdering at least five police officers, and wounding seven other officers and two civilians. One of those civilians was a woman named Shetamia Taylor, who was shot while attempting to save her 15-year-old son.
According to The Cut, when the shots started, Taylor threw herself on top of her 15-year-old son to protect him. In the process, Taylor was shot in the leg, but all four of her kids escaped unscathed. She also picked a very appropriate choice of outfit, because she was wearing a hot pink shirt with a big M symbol on the front that said “SuperMom.”
Despite being shot in the leg, Taylor got pretty lucky. Her kids are fine, and she’s expected to be just fine after surgery. Considering how many officers were killed or seriously injured by the sniper, Taylor was lucky.
â€œSheâ€™s not so much worried about the gunshot wound. Weâ€™re watching the news in the hospital room, and all she can do is say, â€˜Lord, be with those families of the police officers.â€™ And thatâ€™s what she kept repeating,â€ Taylor’s sister,Â Theresa Williams, told reporters after the shooting.
One of those police officers was another hero mom, too. Policewoman Misty McBride was shot twice in the line of duty while protecting protesters at the Dallas demonstration. The sniper shot her once in the shoulder and once in the abdomen.
Also, continuing the theme of badass women wearing superhero clothes, McBride is pictured here wearing Wonder Woman’s logo. Wonder Woman, indeed.
Misty McBride, shot twice, has been with the DART for 5 years is recovering at Baylor Hospital, her father tells us. pic.twitter.com/cX5KbYa1Db
â€” CBSDFW (@CBSDFW) July 8, 2016
McBride has a young daughter named Hunter, who is understandably panicked about what has happened to her mother, but McBride is expected to recover after surgery. Hunter says she’s just glad her mother is still alive.
McBride’s family has started a GoFundMe campaign to help raise money to pay for McBride’s medical expenses and ongoing rehab that will likely be necessary after her surgery.