Raiders Launch Fundraiser for Richmond Teen Girl Hit by Stray Bullet

Nineteen-year-old Dominique Romero was hit by a stray bullet in her living room on Dec. 14.

Sunday, Dec 29, 2013  |  Updated 8:16 PM PDT
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Raiders Launch Fundraiser for Teen Hit by Stray Bullet

19-year-old Dominique Romero was hit by a stray bullet in her living room on Dec. 14. The injury may leave her paralyzed.

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The Raiders are out of the playoffs, but their fans launched a fundraising campaign Sunday at the Coliseum.

The football team is trying to help a teenage girl from Richmond who was hit by a stray bullet in her living room. M.O.B. Charities held the tailgating event for 19-year-old Dominique Romero outside of the Oakland Coliseum.

Police are still searching for the gunman who opened fire in her neighborhood on Dec. 14th.

A bullet hit her elbow, which ended up lodged in her spinal cord. The injury may leave her paralyzed.

Her family said it is grateful for all the support.

 “I think they’re awesome," Romero's mother Lori Romero said. "Couldn’t ask for a better group of men to do this for me...jumped in right away …with just a word, and they were there for me."

"So many people are coming through," Godfather Griz Jones of M.O.B. Charities said. "It’s money. It’s gifts. It’s showing up at the hospital. It’s right here on the street at our tailgate, signing this beautiful card for her."

The non-profit found out about Romero through her brother, who is a Raiders season ticket holder.

The Richmond Police Department is offering a $15,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the gunman.

 

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