Raider Nation steps up to help Richmond shooting victim

Raider fans are stepping up to help a young Richmond woman who may be paralyzed after she was hit by a stray bullet in her home.
December 29, 2013 5:25:18 PM PST
The Raider Nation has stepped up to help a young Bay Area woman who may never walk again.

A stray bullet struck 19-year-old Richmond resident Dominique Romero inside her home two weeks ago. Her family says that when it happened, they were in the process of decorating their Christmas tree.

That bullet lodged next to her spinal cord and doctors can't remove it.

Raider fans penned their own messages of encouragement on a giant poster outside the Coliseum before Sunday's game against the Denver Broncos.

Victoria Casillas, the victim's aunt, tells us their family faces major financial hardships and they appreciate Raider fans pitching in to help out.

"We're grateful to every single person," Casillas said. "And Dominique would like to say thank you and she will when she's able to be in a new home, clothes on, a little bit of makeup, and, but she's still got a big smile on her face."

Richmond police are offering a $15,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person who shot Romero.

If you want to help Dominique through the crowdfunding website, click here.

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