Hinds College student speaks after being randomly shot

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WJTV’s Gerald Harris has this exclusive interview with a Hinds Community College student who was one of four people shot outside a Claiborne County convenience store. 

None of the men shot was the intended target.

Lydell Page walked into the Claiborne County Sheriff’s Department and surrendered with his lawyer. 

Kobie Ulmer was shot in the left jaw and tells what happened next.

Ulmer and three other Hinds Community College students were visiting Hermanville hanging at the local convenience store — while his back was facing the gunman. 

The alleged shooter Page began to fire shots into the crowd.

Ulmer immediately fell to the ground after hearing bullets after he got up and started running he noticed the blood. 

He says he is lucky to be alive.

Kobie Ulmer says, “I’m just really glad to still be here because the doctor said if it was like two inches below the spot where it’s at he said I would have been — I would have died on the spot so man I just thank God that I’m still here and I still be able to play ball whenever I recover and stuff .”

Ulmer says he used GPS to find a local hospital and asked a friend to take him there. 

Ulmer and two of his friends were airlifted to UMMC. 

Standout former Pearl High School football player Willie Brown is still in the hospital recovering after being shot in the arm. The bullet traveled to his lungs. 

Meanwhile, Ulmer will have surgery tomorrow to remove the bullet still lodged in his jaw. 

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