Woman Shot While in Mother's Womb During LA Riots Speaks 20 Years Later
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The riots youngest victim survived with only a scar on her elbow.
Miracles do happen.
20 years after one of the worst riots in U.S. history, the Los Angeles Riots, one person who wasn't able to see or hear what was going on is speaking out.
On April 30, 1992, a 7 1/2 month pregnant Elvira Elvers was shot while swarms of looters and police raged through her Compton block. The riots were sparked by the acquittal of four cops in the brutal Rodney King beating case.
“I remember everything like it was yesterday,” Evers told NBC Los Angeles.
She was rushed to the nearest hospital where they performed an emergency C-section. For a week, Evers was in deep sleep and when she awoke, she thought that her daughter had unfortunately passed.
Evers was wrong.
“I saw the baby and I touched her and I cried and I cried,” Evers told NBC Los Angeles.
Now her daughter is speaking out about the riots on its anniversary and surviving a bullet in the womb.
“As each day goes by, I try to find out what I’m here for,” she told NBC Los Angeles. “I get sad because 20 years ago, I was supposed to be dead. So I have God to give thanks.”
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