Mom of Sparks Shooting Victim Speaks

SPARKS. NV - Jenifer Davis decided to talk to the media Wednesday afternoon because of the numerous requests she received to talk about her family's ordeal.

"On Monday morning Mason was hit with a bullet to the abdomen which exited through his backside,”said Davis.

Davis read from a prepared statement which only lasted a matter of minutes.

She said her son is on the road to recovery.

Mason was the last to take a bullet from a fellow 12-year-old on the Sparks Middle School campus.

Davis says her son tried to help Mr. Landsberry at the time he was shot.

Davis says Mason was not in any way a target in this shooting.

A second statement from the parents of the second victim, a 12-year-old boy shot in the shoulder, says their son too is recovering, and is very sad about the death of Mr. Landsberry as well.

The parents say they do not believe their son was a target in Monday's shooting either.

The family requested privacy.

But in Davis' statement there is every indication this will not be the last time we hear from her.

“I just need to add as a result of this incident I will be getting involved with issues around gun safety in the hopes of preventing this kind of situation in the future,” said Davis.

Both of the students' conditions have been upgraded at the hospital to good.

No word yet on when they'll be released from Renown; chances are they won't be joining their classmates when Sparks Middle School reopens on Monday.

Late Wednesday night the Wolf Pack Athletic Department confirmed Mason will be sitting next to Governor Brian Sandoval at the Nevada-UNLV game Saturday.


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