Detroit woman shot while walking, mom thanks stranger who stopped
If not for a kind stranger, her fate may have been different.
Keyonna Denham's mom says she lucky to be alive. It happened early Sunday morning as she was walking near Grand River and Shiawassee.
The 22-year-old was walking around 1:30 a.m. to a friend's home and talking on her phone. Her mom, Yonni Denham said her daughter didn't know what hit her.
"She said she just heard a big boom and she hit the ground and her ears started ringing," Yonni said.
Collapsing in the street and dropping her phone, Keyonna says she looked down and noticed blood everywhere.
Cars were driving by but no one seeming to notice her until a man in a truck pulled over and asked her what happened.
"She said he saw the blood...(he) took his off belt and tied her leg and then he ran to his car to get a rag and put pressure on it," Yonni said.
Detroit police say at least several shots were fired but, right now, they don't have any suspects and they don't know the circumstances surrounding the shooting.
"It wasn't a drive-by, somebody just randomly shooting, and it hit her,"Yonni said.
Yonni Denham says her daughter is shaken up, but doing much better and is resting as doctors decide if they can remove the bullet.
Both Yonni and Keyonna are thankful to the stranger who stopped.
"I just want to say thank you to the guy who helped her; wherever you are, that's fine with me. I just want to say thank you for myself," Yonni said.