JACKSONVILLE, Fla.-- Friday night was a cluster of craziness. There were shots, a helicopter search for a gunman, and an injured 20-year-old --- Anthony Caesar.
"It's still overwhelming to me. I can't believe it. Every day I go there and saw him, and can't believe it," April Williams said.
Williams is Anthony's godmother. She said he was in the wrong place at the wrong time with a friend...and was most likely shot at because of a neighborhood beef.
"Since you're from here and I'm from here...I don't like you," she explained.
Williams says the shooter used an AK-47...and to her understanding, may only be in high school.
To Donald Foy, president of Mad Dads in Jacksonville...it's a reminder of how out of hand things have gotten.
"It's not even safe for a family or a kid to go to something like a football game. We used to be able to go and just have fun. Now, it's no longer that," he said.
Williams says Anthony is a good kid who loves going to church and serves as a role model for her two boys. He graduated from Ribault, has no record and has never gone to jail.
She's confident he will recover but says there's a lesson in all this. In fact, she has a message for the gunman and all of Jacksonville:
"Please stop the violence. Please, please stop the violence. It's not worth it. Your life, their life. Not worth it."
Caesar is in critical, yet stable, condition. If you have any information about the incident, call Crimestoppers at 1-866-845-TIPS.