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Teen wounded in shooting has warning for fellow teens

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Cheyanne Lewis was shot and paralyzed in north St. Louis in early August. Credit: KMOV Cheyanne Lewis was shot and paralyzed in north St. Louis in early August. Credit: KMOV
ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV.com) -

A teenage girl is sending out a warning for teens in the St. Louis area.  

Cheyanne Lewis, 17, remembers she was shot in early August.

“I told him don't touch me.  I'm paralyzed. I've been shot.  She started screaming,” said Lewis.

Lewis said she and some friends were at a gas station off of north Broadway just after 2:00 a.m.

“After about an hour or two of being there, we all decided to leave,” said Lewis.

Lewis said one of her friends hopped in the car, sacred for his life.

“He put his head up, and I was like ‘what are you doing?’, and he said ‘They're after me’”, said Lewis.

Lewis soon realized someone was chasing after her friend, and that same person shot at the car as Lewis and her friends sped off. Lewis was hit.

“Everything just went black.  My eyes roll to the back of my head, and that's my friend started driving really fast,” said Lewis

Lewis spent about a month in the hospital.  Lewis’ mother, Sabrina Lewis, can't help but think about the fact that her daughter could have been killed.

“When you hear she got shot in her spine, you hear ‘okay, she may not make it,” said Sabrina Lewis.

Lewis is thankful that’s not the case.  The road of recovery is going to be a long and expensive one, and right now they're raising money though a GoFundMe account.  

Cheyenne Lewis realizes she's blessed to be here, but wishes she would have been home when she was supposed to be.

"Stay home and be obedient.  I was out past my curfew, a small part of it is my fault, but I don't think the shooting is part of my fault, said Lewis.

Police are still looking for the suspects in this crime.

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