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6th Street shooting victim learning to walk again after 19th birthday celebration

Adrianna Salazar was carried by police from the scene after both her legs were injured from a gunshot. (Adrianna Salazar)

Adrianna Salazar was celebrating her 19th birthday on 6th Street when Saturday morning's deadly mass shooting broke out, rushing her to the hospital with gunshot wounds in both legs.


Of the 14 injured from the shooting, one was killed and another will permanently be paralyzed. Both suspects in the shooting, an unnamed 16-year-old and 17-year-old Jeremiah Roshaun Leland James Tabb, are in custody.

The Salazar family has set up a GoFundMe page to help pay for medical expenses. (Salazar family/GoFundMe)


Salazar was celebrating at an 18+ club on the street with her older brother before the incident. She said after she was shot, she FaceTimed her mother while laying on the street.

The bullet cleared through her right leg, shattering the bone, before sticking in her left leg, Salazar said, where it is still stuck. Her family set up a GoFundMe page to help pay for medical expenses, as Salazar is without insurance, they say.

X-ray of Salazar's legs. (Adrianna Salazar/GoFundMe)

Salazar was the face of a striking viral photo showing police officers carrying her to safety. She will have to undergo extensive therapy to recover from her injuries and relearn how to walk.

"I basically have to learn how to walk again and go through a lot of therapy," Salazar said on the GoFundMe page. "Even the smallest donation would help and I greatly appreciate any donation received. Thank you."

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