A woman shot and left for dead is still in the hospital, and the community came together Thursday evening to show their support for her recovery.
A prayer vigil was held for Jolette Frazier, who was shot reportedly by her ex-boyfriend, Elijah Haggerty, outside of her home on August 8.
Frazier was taken to LSU Health where she initially was listed in critical condition and later improved to serious condition. 20 to 30 balloons with written messages on them were released by the flag pole at Woodlawn High school. Dorian Ford, the organizer of the vigil said Frazier was a 2003 graduate of Woodlawn. "It was a really bad situation for two families, but Jolette has hope at life," said Ford.The friend and classmate says today (Thursday) her hope was strengthened after visiting Jolette in the hospital.
"She's up, she talked to me, she told me thank you. She's going to be coming out of ICU within the next couple of days, and she's going be going to rehab," said Ford.
KSLA has learned that Frazier is awake and making progress in her recovery from a gunshot wound to the stomach.
The vigil, held Thursday night at Woodlawn High School, drew about 20 people.
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The woman is charged with criminal possession of a weapon and menacing a police officer.