Posted: Jan 26, 2013 8:46 PM by Katy Harris KXLF News
BUTTE-The family of a Butte shooting victim is bracing themselves for returning to their home where the incident took place.
Mary Garcia is the mother of the shooting victim and she says, "That's the worst part about it is he came into my home and did this to my family."
Garcia has watched the surveillance video of a disguised man pistol whip and shoot her daughter several times.
"I feel like I've gone through the whole same thing with her. I feel like I was there you know, to watch that maniac shoot my daughter after he only got away with $2.00," says Garcia.
The family owns the Mining City Taxi business that is based at 227 Front Street, which is also their home.
On Thursday night the shooting victim was home alone when the disguised suspect opened fire during the armed robbery.
Garcia says the shooting incident is personal because it also took place in the family's home.
"My business is in the back. We have no turn key business. People do not come to us to do business. They call us on the phone. We go to them, pick them up. That's what the worst part about it is, is that was my home, not my place of business," adds Garcia.
She and her family has mostly been staying with relatives since the shooting occurred.
Garcia says her family has along road of recovery ahead of them when they step back into their home.
"We have to live there. That's the big thing, you know, we have to go home there soon and go back into our lives and try to live a normal life in this house that we've had this tragedy in and it's going to be hard. It definitely isn't going to be an easy road," condludes Garcia.
Garcia says her daughter will be meeting with therapists in the future to deal with the emotional toll of the incident.