Rock Hill woman shot in head recovering; loved ones raise money to help with her bills

05/16/2014 2:55 PM

05/17/2014 8:32 AM

A day after her boyfriend allegedly shot her in the head, a Rock Hill woman hospitalized with a skull fracture is able to speak and sleep soundly. She remembers very little about the incident that put her in a Charlotte hospital, a friend said on Friday.

Officers found Seanquavious Rakima Chisholm, 23, bleeding from the left side of her head after a neighbor on High Street, near Spencer Park, called authorities about shots fired at about 1:20 a.m. Thursday, according to police documents. That same neighbor identified Travis Robinson, also 23, as the shooter.

Robinson was walking up the street when police took him in custody, authorities said. Police found the gun behind a utility shed on East White Street. He was charged with attempted murder and possession of a weapon during a violent crime. Thursday afternoon, a municipal court judge set a $525,000 bond on him. Robinson was being held at the York County Detention Center on Friday.

Chisholm was taken to Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, where doctors diagnosed her with a skull fracture. She was in stable condition by Thursday evening. By Friday afternoon, she was “doing really, really well,” said her friend, Michelle Gallo.

“She slept through the whole night ... she’s talking a lot more,” though her speech is delayed, Gallo said.

Doctors have moved Chisholm, whom friends call “Kima,” out of the intensive care unit. She’s passed all her tests, Gallo said, but will remain at CMC for observation for several days.

Family and friends are hoping to raise money for Chisholm to help with her mounting medical bills. Three months ago, she and Robinson, together for eight years, moved into the High Street home where police say he shot her. Chisholm, Gallo said, was employed and the only one to pay rent and the household bills.

A gofundme site has been set up on Chisholm’s behalf.

Chisholm “appreciates everyone’s prayers,” Gallo said.

It’s unclear what led to the shooting.

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