Mexican restaurant Plaza Azteca reopens and helps victims

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The Plaza Azteca Mexican restaurant is reopening after a shooting injured a mother and her baby. The restaurant donates 50% of today’s proceeds to Lucia Garcia and her seven-month-old son.

FARGO, ND (KVRR) – Mexican restaurant Plaza Azteca is reopening after a shooting that injured a mother and her baby.

The restaurant donates 50% of the day’s proceeds to Lucia Garcia and her seven-month-old son.

Many were still in shock when they heard how Moorhead’s Malik Gill opened fire on his girlfriend and their baby.

“My God. I just got chills thinking about it honestly I was we were on the lake and we saw soldiers just wiz by i mean they must have been going over a hundred miles an hour and it was like wow they’re definitely on a mission. I’ve never seen them go so fast on a rural highway before,” said Fargo’s Natalie Gruchow.

“I think I was sadder, we’re on 45th and our building was locked down, so you heard the worst but didn’t know anything else,” Fargo’s Justin Wiedrich said.

“Horrible, especially when you hear there’s a baby being hit.” I have a young child and I once had a child in the hospital and things like that are just terrible for me,” Fargo’s Bradley Nelson said.

They all saw a Facebook post inviting the community to come eat at Plaza Azteca and support the GoFundMe set up for Garcia and her baby, and the place was packed with people also waiting outside to walk in.

People say they’re not surprised by the high turnout here at Plaza Azteca, it’s just another example of this Fargo community coming together in times of need.

“No matter where you’re from, no matter what your background, people just want to help. They want to give back, they want to be there when someone really needs it,” Wiedrich said.

“It’s like we’re a band, supporting this business and supporting the family and eating great food at the same time,” Gruchow said.

Click here to donate to the GoFundMe.

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