Husband of mom shot while pushing stroller speaks out

By Gianna Caserta - Reporter

HOUSTON - We're hearing from the husband of a woman who was shot while taking their infant child out for a stroll. She was caught in the crossfire as thieves ran from the scene of a robbery.

The woman was hit by a stray bullet during a robbery as she was walking her baby down the street. Local 2 spoke with her husband, who says she is at home recovering.

The 35-year-old mother was shot in the thigh while pushing her 1-year-old son in a stroller, only a mile from their home.

Her husband was in California for business when he got the call that she had been shot and was heading to a hospital. He asked Local 2 to keep his identity concealed.

"She was in shock but she just said she had been shot in the leg and she was on the way to the hospital and we had some friends who were going to meet her there, and I said I would get home as quick as I can," he said.

The robbers had just hit the Paradise Smoke Shop on Yale Street at 13th Street. They were trying to get away in their car and fired some shots at a witness, but they hit the mom instead.

"She is fine, our son is fine and everybody is home. She is sore; she will take a while. I have no idea how long these things take to heal, but she is doing well and in good spirits. We are just thankful for all the support from friends and neighbors," he said.

So far, no one has been arrested in this case.

Houston police detectives are reviewing surveillance video from the robbery. The thieves are described as very young. One witness said they looked like kids.

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