A 23-year-old school pupil continues to be combating for his life after he was shot whereas working at a music video shoot exterior The Licking in Miami Gardens two weeks in the past.
Shanta and Clarence Bonius mentioned their son Carlos Wilkerson is the glue that holds their household collectively. A younger entrepreneur and school senior at Southeastern Louisiana College, they described him as somebody who’s at all times working and giving.
“When he sees there’s a necessity for assist, he’s there,” Shanta Bonius mentioned. “He’s a very good child.”
Wilkerson is the best son, his dad and mom mentioned, and has three different sisters who he’s very protecting over.
“God-fearing, loving, caring, respectful, and I do know this not as a result of I’m simply his mother, however you’ll be able to see the outpouring help of everybody saying the identical issues that we see in him,” Shanta Bonius mentioned.
Wilkerson is a video director and the only real proprietor of his enterprise Directed By Los. He was employed to offer his providers for a music video for rapper French Montana in Miami on Jan. 5.
He was working that evening exterior The Licking in Miami Gardens. Police mentioned 10 folks had been shot that evening, together with Wilkerson.
His dad and mom hopped on the primary airplane out of Louisiana as soon as they obtained the decision.
“We hear it over and time and again and now it is our son, now it is our son,” Shanta Bonius mentioned. “In 1,000,000 years I might have by no means imagined standing on this place.”
Wilkerson is at present on a ventilator. He suffered catastrophic harm to his backbone and is paralyzed from the waist down, his dad and mom mentioned. They’ve needed to quickly transfer to Miami and do not plan on leaving till they will get their son again residence.
“We belief and consider he’ll come out of this as a result of he is sturdy,” Shanta Bonius mentioned.
“He’s combating and pushing by and he’s obtained energy however he’s going to want lots of assist,” Clarence Bonius mentioned.
The Boniuses mentioned they do not have time to be offended at the one that pulled the set off. Their focus is on their son. They’re additionally calling for stricter gun management legal guidelines.
“I do not know why it is really easy for folks to tug a set off, not even take into consideration the results and every part that goes behind doing that,” Clarence Bonius mentioned. “In fact, we work arduous our entire life to guard our children from issues like this, ship him to good faculties, simply attempt to put him in one of the best place the place one thing like this could not occur, however gun violence would not actually have a reputation or quantity on it clearly.”
4 of the capturing victims are nonetheless in important situation and the six others are out of the hospital, police mentioned. They haven’t made any arrests.
There’s a GoFundMe set as much as help Carlos and his household.