Woman shot at Racine funeral survives, recounts chilling moments

Two women were shot and injured at the Graceland Cemetery in Racine on June 2.The funeral was for Da’Shontay King, who was shot and killed by Racine police in May.One of the women shot was Kendra Gamble, a family friend of King’s “It felt like somebody hit my leg with a sledge hammer,” she told 12 News Wednesday. She recounted the chilling moments.”I didn’t know what to do, but I knew I was hit,” she said. “The blood was like squirting out of my leg, not running down it, but literally squirting out.”The bullet broke her femur and split her artery. “I remember hearing the EMT tell the police officer that if they didn’t get the ambulance there right away that they were going to lose me,” she said holding back tears. “I really thought it was over for me. Like I just thought that I was going to die out there that day.”Paramedics flew her to a Milwaukee hospital where she underwent several surgeries and had four blood transfusions.She now needs to relearn to walk, and lives in constant pain and fear. The close-calls with bullets didn’t end there. Gamble said the day she got home from the hospital there was a shooting outside of her home. A bullet broke her car window.”It feels like I can’t escape it. Feels like I don’t feel safe anywhere,” she said. “I shouldn’t have to go through this, and nobody else should have to go through this either. Like this has got to stop now.”Gamble does hair for a living, but cannot stand up on her own. Her family and friends set up a GoFundMe to help with medical costs until she can work again.To donate click here.Racine police have not made any arrests in the shooting.

Two women were shot and injured at the Graceland Cemetery in Racine on June 2.

The funeral was for Da’Shontay King, who was shot and killed by Racine police in May.

One of the women shot was Kendra Gamble, a family friend of King’s.

“It felt like somebody hit my leg with a sledge hammer,” she told 12 News Wednesday.

She recounted the chilling moments.

“I didn’t know what to do, but I was hit,” she said. “The blood was like squirting out of my leg, not running down it, but literally squirting out.”

The bullet broke her femur and split her artery.

“I remember hearing the EMT tell the police officer that if they didn’t get the ambulance there right away that they were going to lose me,” she said holding back tears. “I really thought it was over for me. Like I just thought that I was going to die out there that day.”

Paramedics flew her to a Milwaukee hospital where she underwent several surgeries and had four blood transfusions.

She now needs to relearn to walk, and lives in constant pain and fear.

The close calls with bullets didn’t end there. Gamble said the day she got home from the hospital there was a shooting outside of her home. A bullet broke her car window.

“It feels like I can’t escape it. Feels like I don’t feel safe anywhere,” she said. “I shouldn’t have to go through this, and nobody else should have to go through this either. Like this has got to stop now.”

Gamble does hair for a living, but cannot stand up on her own.

Her family and friends set up a GoFundMe to help with medical costs until she can work again.

To donate click here.

Racine police have not made any arrests in the shooting.

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