Teen shooting victim returns home from hospital
OKLAHOMA CITY — Friday marked a big day for a metro family recovering from tragedy.
A 17-year-old shooting victim, Bronson Quickle, returned home after two months in the hospital.
Quickle remains paralyzed from the waist down after being shot while walking to school.
“I just want to come home and get used to the home environment with family,” Quickle said.
May 8, at N.W.16th St. and Meridian Ave., Bronson’s life changed forever.
That’s when Bronson and a friend were walking to school and approached by armed robbers.
The shooting left Bronson paralyzed from the waist down.
“I’ve been going though hard times with therapy. It’s hard getting through it. At times I wanted to quit,” Quickle said.
Police said the armed suspects committed a series of shootings the same day.
Unfortunately, the only lead, a grainy picture of the suspects’ car, proved to be little help.
“I don’t like it. I wish they would catch them,” Quickle said.
That’s very frustrating, but I have no control over it,” Quickle’s mother Tami Jackson said.
Since the shooting, Bronson’s mother bought a new home and has installed ramps.
“We had to find Bronson a home he could get around in,” Jackson said.
Arriving home from the hospital, Bronson’s mom and brother assemble his wheelchair and then struggle to get him out of the car.
A small sign of the long road to recovery for the entire family.
“There’s gonna be hard times, lot of challenges to overcome and all that,” Quickle said.
“Yeah it was a tragedy but he will prevail,” Jackson said.
The medical bills are piling up for Bronson and his family.
They have set up a fund to help cover his medical and housing needs.