Mother of Walmart shooting victim gives update on her condition

Mother of Walmart shooting victim gives update on her condition
Published: Jan. 20, 2023 at 2:09 PM CST
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EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WFIE) - The mother of the woman shot Thursday night at the westside Walmart in Evansville says she was flown to a hospital.

Jenny Couch tells us the victim is her daughter, 28-year-old Amber Cook.

Cook’s mother says she has life threatening injuries, but is talking after being shot in the head.

“For a few days they’re not going to be able to do anything. They’re going to see if the swelling and stuff goes down some, and then they’re going to talk about the surgeries she’s going to need. Reconstruction, pro- all that,” said Couch.

As they wait for swelling to go down so doctors can perform a series of surgeries, Couch says Amber is surrounded by people who love her.

Couch says despite everything, they’re going to be with her for a long time.

“She’d give her last dime to anyone and do without, she is very strong. Strong-willed, strong-headed,” says Couch. ”I am not leaving this town that my daughter is in until my daughter leaves with me.”

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