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Shooting victim's mother pleads for violence to stop

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ALTUS, Okla._The mother of an Altus man shot in a home while inside a home Wednesday, is speaking out against the recent string of shootings.

This comes after gunshots rang out again early Thursday morning. Mother,

Stacy Jones says she just wants the violence to stop

"As far as this gang stuff, it doesn't make sense, it's not going to get anyone anywhere but in a graveyard, a wheelchair, or prison," said Jones.

Jones' son was one of three people shot inside the Altus home. She says her son and his friends were playing video games when shots tore through the house, hitting her son in the face critically injuring him and wounding two others. She says the violence needs to end and nothing justifies shooting another person.

"They need to stop all this shooting if you can’t get along stay away from each other you don't have to chase someone down," said Jones.

Jones believes her son and his friends were being watched through the home’s window when they were shot. She says her son, still hospitalized can't talk, but is alert, and will have to undergo reconstructive surgery to his face.

She says she wants her son’s shooter to be brought to justice, but right now their focus is on his recovery.

"I'm just blessed to have my child in this world," said Jones.

And while no one was injured in Thursday’s shooting that happened just one block from where Jones' son was shot, she says she believes both crimes are connected.

Jones says she and the victim’s father are the only visitor’s allowed to see him. She says police are afraid someone could try to threaten his life even while hospitalized.

 

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