Bobby Gayle Jr. is the victim of a senseless, racially motivated hate crime. He was shot 7 times while working in Stockton, CA, on October 8, 2021. He was shot by the perpetrator, who was driving recklessly, after he and his fellow coworker/friend told the suspect to "slow down!" The perpetrator attempted to first hit Bobby and his coworker with his vehicle and failed. The perp proceeded to get out of the car with a loaded gun, point it in their direction as he yelled racial epithets and slurs at the victim and his friend. They placed their hands up and begged for him to not shoot them. The perp fired without mercy and struck Bobby 7 times. Bobby was able to roll under a truck and seek some cover. His friend was able to escape unscathed and later came back to aid Bobby and contact emergency services. Fortunately, Bobby is in stable condition after sustaining 7 got shot wounds and is recovering surrounded by loved ones. Unfortunately, the suspect has not yet been located. Update: (As of 10/14 the suspect has been found)!!!
Bobby is a hardworking, God-fearing man, who is extremely loved, valued, and a beacon of light for many who know him. He is a wonderful father, brother, husband, and son. He is an example of someone who loves the Lord and shows an immense amount of love to everyone around him. He is quick to be of service to others in need without hesitation and sets the bar very high when it comes to his construction job and overall work ethic.
During this time, we are asking for any donations to help with his medical and rehabilitation expenses as he has been in the hospital and will continue to be for some time. Also, given the traumatic nature of this event, these funds will also help his family tremendously, as they stay by his side and comfort him during this time of healing. Any amount will help Bobby and his family immensely.
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