The family is seeking justice after a relative was shot seven times in Stockton, Calif., In what he believed to be hate.
ABC News reports that Bobby Gayle, A 45-year-old Black man and father of five, was seriously injured during an unexpected attack last Friday (October 8). His brother, Marlon Gayle, said Bobby had just finished building a restaurant when the shooting took place.
“The big car came and almost hit them. Then my brother says, ‘Hey, slow down,'” said Marlon Gayle. ABC News. “According to my brother and the guy who was with his girlfriend, the guy got out of the car, the white man, and he had a gun, and he started saying repeated words and started shooting at me. Brother.”
Bobby Gayle was shot seven times, including in front of him. She is in a stable condition, according to her family.
Shortly after the shooting Gayle left his brother voicemail to be shot and asked him to pray.
“It was wonderful. God answers prayer and we are so thankful,” said Marlon Gayle. “She is very happy to be alive, and happy to have her family and children.”
The shooter is described as a white man in his 30s, wearing a black jacket and jeans. The Stockton Police Department describes his car as a brand new Chevrolet Silverado with chrome wheels. A $ 10,000 prize to find out more about what could happen to him.
In addition, police are said to be investigating the shooting as a crime that could incite hatred. Marlon Gayle claims that the foreman needs a higher power in his life.
“His heart is not good, his hatred is within him,” he said. “Yes, it was a hate crime and that person needs Jesus, that person needs to pray, that person should be judged.”
“As a family, we did not expect this to happen. We love the people. We are the people we serve in the community, and we love people from all walks of life,” he added. “We believe in forgiveness, but that person, should be removed from the streets. He is dangerous.”