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.
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
YMCA working to close health gaps in Baton Rouge amid pandemic
Monday 1pm weather update
BR collects $5 million prize to support "Plank Road Master Plan" project
I-10 widening project complete, Gov. to attend ribbon-cutting ceremony
Suspect arrested in LaPlace attack that killed two, injured two others
Ed Orgeron talks about Brennan's potential return; full Monday press conference
TJ Finley to replace Myles Brennan as QB this Saturday
Fans' Choice Award Winner 2020: Week 3 - Ryan Armwood
Ed Orgeron full press conference ahead of South Carolina
Ed Orgeron announces Myles Brennan is 'questionable'