MONTEVALLO, Ala. (WIAT) — While on her way to class Tuesday morning, Ciara Green received a heart-breaking text. One of her best friends, Lauren George, was in critical condition after suffering a gunshot wound to the head.
George was struck when two men tried to break into an apartment at the Falcon Manor complex in Montevallo she was at Monday night.
“I was just actually in total shock,” said Green. “[I] just had to stop and process everything.”
George, 20, is improving at UAB. Green and the rest of her friends, however, want to do more. So, they have planned a vigil for Saturday night.
“We’re just going to light a candle representing Lauren, and be in prayer,” said Green, adding they will also be giving thanks that their friend is still with them.