According to Contra Costa Times:
Chris Solis spends every Christmas at his grandmother’s house, eating Mexican breads and exchanging gifts.
But this year won’t be the same. Solis will spend the holidays in the sterile confines of John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek, where his 19-year old sister, Dominique Romero, is recovering from a gunshot wound.
Romero was hit by a stray bullet while watching TV at her house on Waller Avenue in Richmond on the night of Dec. 14. The bullet pierced her elbow, entered her side and lodged in her spinal cord, an injury that could leave the young woman paralyzed from the waist down.
While tragedy has struck Romero and her loved ones this Christmas season, dozens of people have offered their support to Romero and her family.
“I’ve lived in Richmond 27 years, and it’s a violent city, there’s no denying that,” Solis said. “But to see all of these people reaching out is overwhelming. It’s keeping my sister in good spirits, knowing the whole community has her back.”
Anyone with information about the shooting can contact Detective Jason Wentz at 510-621-1259. Anonymous tips can be left at 510-232-TIPS, or you can call the nonemergency number at 510-233-1214.
Police are offering a $15,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the shooter.
To make a donation to Romero and her family, go to http://www.youcaring.com/medical-fundraiser/dominique-s-miracle-/118547.
At least she has community support. They need to catch the shooter and throw the person underneath the jail.