COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - The family of a University of South Carolina student shot and wounded while she waited for a taxi says she continues to heal although she remains in pain.
A family spokesman says Martha Childress is in pain from a chest tube that's draining excess fluid and from a cracked rib. Spokesman Jim Carpenter says his niece's vital organs are continuing to heal and the family is grateful because she seems to be regaining function of bodily systems.
He says the family hopes to transfer Childress to the Shepherd's clinic in Atlanta early next week. The shooting left Childress paralyzed.
Childress was struck by a random bullet while she was waiting by the Five Points fountain for a taxi to take her back to her dorm early Oct. 13.