A tattoo artist doesn’t know if she’ll ever regain full use of her proper arm and hand after she was shot in Northwest D.C. Monday night time.
Nikki Rimm and her husband have been standing outdoors their house close to ninth and Farragut streets speaking to a neighbor about gun violence when photographs have been fired.
“As a result of there’s been a lot gun violence these days,” she mentioned. “It looks as if each night time you would hear gunshots.”
Then gunfire erupted as a automobile sped previous.
“I noticed it hit me,” she mentioned. “I grabbed my arm and went down on my knees, and my husband and my neighbor, all of us went down.”
Rimm depends upon her proper hand for her livelihood.
“The bullet sort of shattered my humerus,” she mentioned. “I can’t do something with this arm or my hand.”
“That is my life and my job, this arm and this hand,” Rimm mentioned. “So it’s devastating.”
Police advised Rimm they don’t suppose she was the meant goal, however that doesn’t make her really feel any higher concerning the neighborhood she’s known as house for nearly 9 years.
“I really feel actually uncomfortable,” she mentioned. “I really feel scared. Yeah, I wish to go. I simply wish to go away.”
Medical doctors say Rimm will want 10 to 12 months of bodily remedy earlier than she will be able to use her arm once more. A GoFundMe page has been created for Rimm and her household to assist with bills.
Police are on the lookout for a inexperienced Toyota Camry with Virginia tags.