Young mother recovering after being struck 3 times in Uptown shooting

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In a hospital bed, Taija Tyson uses the video chat on her cellphone to update her family on the multiple injuries she suffered when she was shot early Sunday morning in the Uptown neighborhood of Minneapolis.

COVID-19 restrictions have kept the 23-year-old’s family from being at her side during the painful ordeal after being struck three times — once in the arm and once in each leg.

"I'm laying there, trying to breathe, praying, everybody is praying around me, holding my hand saying, 'Taija, it's going to be OK,' I was really scared," recalled Tyson.

Tyson, who lives in the west metro, was out for the evening with friends when gunfire erupted.

"I was praying, I was asking God to wrap his hands around me, my best friend and everybody else who was hurt,” Tyson said. “Because we were out there for so long."

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"Never did I have to think about my daughter calling me … 'Mom, they shot me' … just to hear her say … 'Mom, I’ve been shot,' I'm like what the heck,” recalled mother Allyssa Tyson.

A new surgery to repair her daughter’s injuries from the bullets has been delayed at the hospital due to other shooting victims needing attention, Allyssa said.

"She still has two bullets in her, she has to learn how to walk again; it's definitely a wakeup call," Allyssa said.

While hospitalized, Taija missed her now 6-year-old daughter's birthday party this week, only adding to her pain.

"Everybody supporting my daughter, going to be able to help me when I go home, it makes me feel comfort and easier to be here," Taija said.

The family has started a GoFundMe page to help with expenses since Taija will be out of work for some time as a personal care assistant while undergoing extensive rehabilitation from the shooting.