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Mother Of Victims In Bricktown Shooting Talks To News 9

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Minutes after someone recorded the shooting on their phone, a brother and sister who were hit during that hail of bullets made a disturbing call to their mom. Minutes after someone recorded the shooting on their phone, a brother and sister who were hit during that hail of bullets made a disturbing call to their mom.
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A parent of two young people caught in the crossfire of Monday night's shooting in Bricktown says her family will never visit the entertainment district again.

The mother wanted to stay anonymous, but she says both her son and daughter went to Thunder Alley to watch the big game between the Thunder and Lakers. She says while they were heading back to their car in Bricktown, they were caught in a hail of bullets.

5/22/2012 Related Story: One Victim Critical, Seven Recovering Following Shooting In Bricktown After Thunder Game

Minutes after someone recorded the shooting on their phone, the brother and sister -- who were both hit -- made a disturbing call to their mom.

"My son called and he was frantic. He was hysterical and he said ‘Mom, there was a shooting at Bricktown. My finger was grazed and Shalisa was hit. She was shot and they put us in an ambulance and we don't know where we're going,'" the mother said.

Her children were rushed to OU Medical Center, where they were treated and released. Her son's injury turned out to be minor, but a bullet went right through her daughter's arm.

"You know and I could hear her in the background as my son was talking and she was saying ‘Momma, I got shot. I didn't do anything to anybody. I wasn't bothering anybody and I got shot,'" she said.

Despite all the chaos, her son was able to catch a glimpse of where the shots were coming from.

"He could vaguely see a silhouette of a person and him holding the gun sideways shooting across the crowd."

In all, eight people were shot. One young man, Norman Richards, is still in the hospital in critical condition. The mother of the two siblings shot says her kids were lucky.

"Thank God that they're OK."

The mom says the shooting has traumatized the entire family and will affect where they will go for fun from now on. They say they will never go to Bricktown again.

The team announced Wednesday that pregame activities in Thunder Alley will end at the start of the game. Games will no longer be shown on the big screen outside Chesapeake Arena.

5/23/2012 Related Story: Thunder Games Will No Longer Be Shown In Thunder Alley

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