NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH)-- As New Haven police continue to search for two suspects in the shooting of a Burger King manager, members of the young victim's family are speaking out.
The shooting victim is a Burger King manager, a mother and a student. She has a long road to recovery and mounting medical bills.
"She's worried about the boys and how they're doing and she's worried more about missing days of work and getting back to school and that sort of thing. She's just really anxious," said the victim's father.
She is his 19-year-old daughter, the manager on duty at the Burger King on Whalley Avenue. She was shot in the leg during an armed robbery at the fast food franchise Sunday.
"When I got down there, she was bleeding a lot," said her father. "She is going to need several stints in rehab to get her function back in her leg. Her other leg, they had to take a vein out of one leg to do a graft to repair an artery, so now she's got injuries to both legs. She'll have a little road to recovery ahead of her."
The road will be long, but for the college student and working mother of two, her father says his daughter will survive anything life throws her way.
She was working during another shooting at a Burger King just up the street.
"Because she also worked at the Burger King on upper Whalley where they shot and killed a guy in the drive thru and she was working as the manager on that shift, so this is the second time she's had a brush with gun violence in New Haven, so it's just out of control," said her father. "As a family of faith, so we just pray on it and we pray for a favorable outcome and hopefully these people that did this will get rounded up and they'll get dealt with in the legal system."
If you would like to support this mother of two during this very difficult time, an account has been set up at any branch of Wells Fargo Bank under the name, "Melissa Braddy."
At this time, police do not have any leads on possible suspects.
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