'I could’ve been burying one of my kids today’: Albany mother pleads for answers after she was shot protecting her family

Albany Family Moves Gunfire

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - An Albany mother is pleading for others to come forward after she said her apartment was shot nearly 30 times last week.

Wilsonjaka Hunt said fear caused her and her family to move.

WALB News 10′s Asia Wilson spoke to Hunt about the traumatizing incident when she was shot while shielding her children.

“Shifted her to my front to put her to my chest. As soon as I turned around or whatever, that’s when I felt the heat to my back and I just fell to the floor,” said Hunt.

With a 10-month-old baby in her arms, Hunt took a bullet to the back as her apartment was shot at 27 times on Sands Drive last week.

Albany police are still investigating a shooting that happened at an apartment on Sands Drive (Source: WALB)
Albany police are still investigating a shooting that happened at an apartment on Sands Drive (Source: WALB)

Her home a war-zone, and despite moving after the incident, her head is still filled with nightmares.

“I still just keep seeing the gunfire to my window,” Hunt explained.

Brandon Johnson, the father of her three small children, was also shot. And as she was laying on the ground in her own blood, wounded with her baby, her six-year-old daughter was the superhero who got her family help.

“She still was in the room, she was scared because she seen the blood. She saw all the blood her father was losing from his ankle. So I had to tell her, please go open the door for the ambulance,” said Hunt.

The six-year-old’s back covered with blood as one of the bullets grazed her, she’s now traumatized and seeking counseling every day.

“If I didn’t shield and protect my baby like I did, my baby could’ve been dead. My baby didn’t do nothing to nobody, not one of my kids,” said Hunt.

Due to the effect the shooting has had on her family, she issues a plea to the community.

“I could’ve been burying one of my kids today, and I feel like y’all should come forward to say something because that could’ve been one of y’all’s kids,” said Hunt.

Emotional Story—Wilsonjaka Hunt, woman who’s apt. was shot at 27 times, speaks out for the first time! Hunt was struck by a bullet and her children’s father! Her three small children are now terrified after one was also struck! Here’s her plea now as APD still searches for anyone behind this incident.

Posted by Asia Wilson WALB on Wednesday, May 1, 2019

As Albany police still search for those involved in the shooting, Hunt hopes justice will finally conquer their pain.

“I don’t care about myself, I’m just thankful to be here, thankful for my kids to be here, but I just want justice for my kids. That’s what I want more than anything, justice for my three babies,” said Hunt.

If you know anything about this shooting, you can report it anonymously by calling the Albany Area CrimeSTOPPERS at (229) 436-TIPS.

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