Obama for America staffer Gregory Jackson Jr. was shot in the wee hours of the morning on April 21, after he and four others left his cousin’s bachelor party in Washington D.C.
Walking near the Washington, D.C., convention center, the group came upon two men shouting at one another. One was in his car, blasting music. The other outside it. Suddenly, the mood changed.
More than a block away, Jackson and his friends walked in the opposite direction, hoping to avoid the shouting match. But then one of the men involved in the argument fled in his car, driving in Jackson’s direction. That’s when someone began shooting and Jackson found himself in the line of fire.
“Like anybody, we ran. But as we ran, I caught one of the stray bullets into my right calf,” Jackson explained by phone from his hospital bed in Virginia on Thursday. “So after the bullet hit, I tried to hide until the whole situation was over and then a couple of my cousins came back for me and helped me up, and we called an ambulance.” Source