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Mother asks for help finding stranger who saved her daughter's life

Rayvn and Jackie Towns (Source: Family) Rayvn and Jackie Towns (Source: Family)
Rayvn Towns recovering. (Source: Family) Rayvn Towns recovering. (Source: Family)
Rayvn Towns (Source: Family) Rayvn Towns (Source: Family)
Rayvn Towns (Source: Family) Rayvn Towns (Source: Family)
MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - Jackie Towns said her daughter, Rayvn, is in a lot of pain, but she is recovering thanks to the help of strangers.

Rayvn Towns was shot Saturday morning after leaving a nightclub. First responders took her Regional Medical Center in critical condition. Once there, Rayvn underwent surgery.

Rayvn has a broken arm, but her mother said she is lucky none of the bullets did permanent damage to her body.

"Right now holding her arm together is a metal plate," Jackie Towns said. "She has screws in her arm. Her surgeon says they have to rebuild the bone."

After more than 12 hours of surgery on Saturday, Rayvn and her mother are able to smile for pictures.

Jackie said it all began with a domestic dispute in the parking lot that had nothing to do with her daughter. She said her daughter was sitting in her vehicle with friends when someone opened fire into a crowd. 

Rayvn's car was caught in the middle of the gunfire.

Rayvn said it was a complete battlefield, and police confirm more than 50 rounds were fired. She finally collapsed about 70 yards away in a gas station parking lot. Where complete strangers and God kept her alive.

"I was in disbelief," she said. "I could not believe I was watching Rayvn go through this. She ended up in the middle of a war zone."

Rayvn was shot three times: once in the arm and twice in the stomach. She got out of her car and began to run toward a gas station. 

"She said she could hear the blood hitting the ground. She said 'I've been shot; They shot me,' and passed out."

Jackie credits strangers for keeping her daughter alive. A young man urged her to stay awake, and a young woman comforted her and stayed by her side. Without their kindness and assistance, Jackie said her daughter may have died.

"She admitted she was crossing over," Jackie said. "She was giving up. She didn't have the will to live, but that young man said 'Stay with me Rayvn,' and it helped her stay alive."

For that, Jackie Towns is grateful. Now, she wants to find the people who helped keep her daughter alive. She said she wants to thank them for being there for her daughter.

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