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OKLAHOMA CITY — A paralyzed teenage shooting victim is speaking out from his hospital bed. 

May 8, Bronson Quickle, 17, and a friend were walking to school when they were confronted by a group of gun-wielding robbers. 

Bronson was shot and his friend pistol-whipped. 

His friend ran for help. 

Bronson’s mother, Tami Jackson, was the first on the scene at N.W. 16th St. and Meridian Ave.  

Her first concern was not what kind of wound it was and what the lingering consequences might be, she just keep pressure on it wound to make sure Bronson didn’t “lie there and bleed out.”

The suspects are still at large and Bronson is still in the hospital. 

“I would ask him why he shot me and what was the reason,” Bronson said. “I’m not going to be able to walk so I’m going to have to get used to my wheel-chair.” 

Bronson said despite the challenges, he is determined to play his favorite sport, basketball, from a wheel-chair.

Meanwhile the search continues for the suspects and Bronson’s mother continues to worry. 

“They are still out there. They could do this to someone else,” she said.

If you would like to help with Quickle’s overwhelming medical costs, you can donate at First State Bank locations in Norman and Noble.

MORE: Read more about the shooting and his recovery