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JSU researcher shot on campus tells her story

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JACKSON, MS (WLBT) -  It started as a typical Monday night for Andrea Scott.  On February 1st the 36-year-old left work at Jackson State University's John A. People's science building.  It was raining and cold.

"I was rushing to my car, trying to get there as fast as I could that I wouldn't get wet," said Scott.

That's when she was approached by three men.  One was armed with a gun.  "He just say give me the money and I said ok I'll give you the money. I'll give you the money. Then they were mad it was only $5," said Scott.

The robbers hit her repeatedly in the head then fired two shots. "I don't remember the pain. I remember just lying there and I couldn't move. I couldn't see anything, but I know I was still alive," said Scott.

Scott tried to get help, but she could hardly stand. That is when JSU student Lemarc Humphrey found her.

"When I fell down the second time he was approaching me and asked if I need help and I said yes," said Scott.

He got Scott out of the rain, called the police and called her husband. "He's my hero. He'll always be. I owe him my life without him I don't think I would be sitting here," said Scott.

She has lost most hearing in her left ear. One bullet is still lodged in her neck. Pain is constant.

"It was absolutely awful what they did that I don't understand that kind of behavior. There was much better ways to live," said Scott.

Jackson Police are helping Jackson State Campus Police with the investigation. So far, no arrests have been made, but Scott has hope the three men will be brought to justice.

"I hope they catch them soon and they won't ever be able to do anything bad again. I hope that they never hurt anybody else," said Scott.

Andrea Scott said she plans to return to her job at Jackson State University as long as security improves.

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