The woman who, along with her infant son, were shot on Friday night, has started a GoFundMe to help pay for his treatment.
22-year-old Gabriella Ortiz recounts that, while she was putting 9-month-old Lorenzo in his car seat, she heard someone call her name and turned to see “man who committed this awful crime was standing at the very end of my grass line near the back alley holding an assault riffle.”
She describes being shot once in each legs, and says one bullet traveled through her leg to strike her infant son in the shoulder.
Rockford Police arrested 19-year-old Tyrone Anderson for the crime. He’s facing multiple charges of Aggravated Battery, Discharge of a Firearm, and Unlawful Use of a Weapon.
The shooting happened on the 2200 block of South 5th Street on Friday night.