A family is reeling after a young pizza delivery woman was shot and paralyzed Tuesday night in Chester, Delaware County.
Nikki Williams, 23, was making what she thought was a food delivery for Gino's Pizza around midnight in the area of 9th and Ward when she was shot once in her side, said police. The bullet pierced her spinal cord and her lungs, leaving her paralyzed from the waist down, according to her family.
"The have really shattered my family," said the victim's mother, Stacy Moton. "I don't know why they decided to shoot my baby..."
Williams was found inside her car and rushed to Crozer-Chester Medical Center.
The call for the delivery, police say, was a set-up to rob the delivery person.
The victim had worked for Gino's for three years before she was shot. She was working there part-time to pay for her education at a technical school, said Moton.
Moton says she begged her daughter to stop delivering pizza because it was unsafe.
"My daughter could have died in those streets."
Police are asking that anyone with information on the shooting to call Chester Police.
"Do the right thing," said Moton. "We will forgive."