Shooting victim's family speaks publicly

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NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - A mother of two young children is fighting for her life in the intensive care unit at MUSC. North Charleston Police say Sade Williams went to the ATM early Wednesday morning when two masked gunman approached and shot her three times.

"If I have to go out there and knock on doors to find who did this to my daughter, that's what I will do. All I'm asking is everybody in the community, please if it's your son, please let them come out, and take punishment for what they did to my daughter," the victim's mother Sharon Williams said.

Williams says her 25-year-old daughter Sade Williams is recovering in ICU. Police say Williams was shot three times in the upper torso as she tried to get money from a South Carolina Federal Credit Union ATM in North Charleston.

Police blocked off the crime scene at about one o'clock Wednesday morning, at the corner of McMillan and Spruill Avenues shortly after Williams tried to make her withdrawal.

Police released pictures of the suspects caught on surveillance. They had their faces covered, and they say one of the men ran up to the victim's car with a handgun and fired.

The victim then drove from the bank to a parking lot at the corner of Rivers and McMillan Avenues where she called police and was rushed to the hospital.

"They rushed up on her. She had no time to react or drive away. It was a violent and there wasn't any time for exchange," Capt. Scott Deckard said.

Sharon Williams say her daughter is recovering at the hospital, but hasn't really been able to talk yet. Williams says her daughter recognizes loved ones, and she hopes she can come home soon to her own four and five-year-old children.

"She loves her kids to death. Most of her time when she's not working is with her kids, me and her sister," Williams said. "If there are people out there that want to knock on doors also to help, whatever it takes. I'm willing do the best I can do help my daughter."

Police say specifically they have been investigating in the Chicora-Cherokee area, which isn't far from the bank. They say they've gotten some leads, but none have been worthwhile so far.

Police still haven't been able to talk to the victim as she remains in ICU. Anyone with information on these two suspects is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 554-1111.

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