Finally able to communicate with friends and family, the first thing Norman Richards II asked about from his hospital bed Thursday was whether the Oklahoma City Thunder won the night he was shot.
Well, Norman, they did.
The team will indeed advance to the NBA's Western Conference
The 22-year-old remains in critical condition at OU Medical Center, the only victim who is still hospitalized.
Richards had attended the basketball game and was a random victim to the violence, his family said in a statement released Thursday.
“We want to be clear that Norman had no involve
The letter was signed by Richards' parents, Norman Richards Sr. and Elonda Quinn-Powell, and his sister, Sophia Richards.
The Del City parents called Norman a loving son and devoted father to a young boy, Trey. They also thanked a couple bystanders who just might have saved Norman's life.
One of those bystanders, Brandon Hall, said he was glad to be able to help.
“At first obviously we didn't know what to do, people were scattering. But then we saw a guy unconscious, lying on the ground,” Hall said on Thursday.
Hall, a maintenance technician at Chesapeake Energy, trained previously as a paramedic. He and his father-in-law had just left the game and were headed to their car when they heard gunshots and