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Bricktown shooting victim recovering

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OKLAHOMA CITY -- The parents of a Bricktown shooting victim said their son’s recovery will be a “long process.”

Norman Richards, 22, remains in critical condition after he was shot in the back Monday night.

His parents, Norman Richards, Sr. and Elonda Quinn-Powell, said they are thankful for the support and prayers during this difficult time.

In a written statement, the family said, “We appreciate the continued support of the community and are grateful that everyone is praying for Norman and thinking of us.”

Richards’ family said he is making improvements every day.

They said he is talking and even asked about the Thunder game.  

Richards was shot while he was walking back from Thunder Alley with a friend.

Seven other people were also wounded in the shooting.

His parents want to thank a stranger who immediately came to help Norman.

His family said, “We would love the chance to thank and hug the woman who gave Norman CPR at the scene. Her quick actions may have saved his life. This compassion is what makes OKC great.”

There will be a blood drive benefitting Norman this Saturday at Quail Springs Mall on the lower level by Sears from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Anyone wanting to donate blood can also go to any OBI donor center and mention his name. 

The family has set up a bank account for Norman at Bank of Oklahoma.

People can donate at any branch.