Edwards visits student who risked life in Sunday's Essen Lane shooting
BATON ROUGE – A 17-year-old Central High School student who risked his life to help a woman who was shot Sunday had some special visitors Wednesday.
Daniel Wesley's family said Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards visited Daniel's hospital room Wednesday to say that he was proud of him for his actions on Sunday night.
Wesley, an EMT in training, stopped to render aid to the woman, April Peck, who was shot and killed by gunman Terrell Walker on Essen Lane on Sunday night. Wesley was shot in the arm and leg before being struck by Walker's car Sunday night. Wesley's arm was shattered in 18 places and he had surgery on his leg following the incident.
During Edwards' visit with Wesley, Wesley said that he asked for a root beer from the vending machine and Edwards in return delievered an entire cooler of root beer to the room.
Wesley's family was also visited by the gunman's cousin. Terrell Walker's cousin apologized for his actions and said that Wesley forgave him. In his first interview with WBRZ, Daniel Wesley said that he holds no grudge against Walker, he just wants to know why he opened fire.
Don't miss Wesley's first television interview with WBRZ's Chris Nakamoto from his hospital bed on News 2 at 4 p.m., 5 p.m. and 6 p.m.