Parlier teen shot in eye gets support from softball players

MADERA, Calif. (KFSN) -- The Parlier teenager who lost an eye when she was caught in gang crossfire got support on Sunday from her fellow softball players from across the state.

Brianna Ramirez, 16, was on hand to watch as 21 teams played a tournament in Madera. She was an innocent bystander who was shot a month ago, and she was a bystander again on Sunday as hundreds of kids played the game she loves, this time, on her behalf.

"In the softball world, like I said, we're so tight, and you see each other week in and week out, and when something happens to somebody in that family, you want to reach out; you want to touch and do what we can to help," said Russ Heffley with the Central Cal Dirt Dogs.

Umpires, coaches and parents all donated their time, and teams came from as far away as Salinas to help raise money for Brianna's medical bills.

Click here to donate to the GoFundMe account for Brianna Ramirez

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