A new mom is praising and thanking God after she almost died after being caught in the crossfire of a shooting in the parking lot of a church in Dallas.
The mom was due to deliver her baby and was leaving church service when the shootout happened and threatened the life of the baby who was just inches from being taken away.
Now she says she can only thank God for her health and that of her baby’s. “God gives me the grace to see him alive,” Victoria Omisore said Wednesday. Omisore immigrated from Nigeria four years ago and says, “It wasn’t a good life,” she recalled. “Everyone was running for their life.”
She again found herself reliving that violence on May 30, on that Sunday. The 32-year-old had just left church service at Praise Embassy in northeast Dallas when she was caught up in the shooting. “(I) felt the sharp movement of the baby,” she recounted. Moments later, “the blood gushing out.” She was afraid her unborn child was hurt.
“I was just saying, ‘my baby, my baby,'” she recalled, speaking about how she grabbed her other two daughters who were by her side. “Picked up my phone, called 911, and told them, ‘please help me, I’m dying.'”
“Thank you Jesus Christ for saving my baby.”
32 y/o mom, an immigrant from Nigeria was shot during crossfire in NE Dallas last Sunday.
Mom & her 2 daughters were leaving church when it happened.
She named him Marvelous. Marvelous is now 10days old. 💙
— Malini Basu (@MaliniBasu_) June 9, 2021
First responders took Omisore to the hospital, and an emergency Caesarian section was performed on her. The bullet was in her pelvic region and just missed the baby. The baby miraculously survived and is now 10 days old and is named Marvelous. Police are still looking for the suspects who they said were shooting at each other when Omisore was shot.
They released surveillance images of the people and cars, a black Ford Focus, and a champagne four-door, Nissan. “They didn’t hurt themselves, they hurt another person, which is me,” Omisore said.