Mother of 3 Posts to Facebook Hours After Being Shot in Head

Stephen A. Crockett Jr.
Candace Strickland

A 30-year-old Connecticut woman is expected to make a miraculous recovery after being shot in the head and arm during a shoot-out, NBC Connecticut reports.

She is doing so well, in fact, that hours after the shooting, which will leave a bullet lodged in her brain, she was in good spirits and posting on her Facebook page.


"God was truly with me & by my side!!!! Please keep praying for me. I can’t stop cryingggg," Candace Strickland, of Hartford, posted on Facebook page.

Police say the Hartford mother of three young children, including 5-year-old twins, is expected to make a full recovery.

"She’s a very good person. She’s a mom," a neighbor who's known Strickland for years told the news station.


Police believe that Strickland was caught in crossfire when gunfire erupted at a home. Authorities did not release information as to how the shooting began or whether they know what caused the incident. Detectives from Hartford Police Major Crimes Division towed away a white sedan with a blown-out rear window, the news station reports.

Strickland will remain hospitalized, and Hartford police told the news station that they are following leads and hope to make an arrest within the next couple of days.


"She's just thanking God right now, saying how blessed that she is that she survived that," said Strickland's sister, who asked to remain anonymous for fear of retaliation. "It's a miracle. It surely is a miracle."

Read more at NBC Connecticut.

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