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Martha Childress' family working on USC forum

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COLUMBIA, SC (AP/FOX Carolina) -

The family of a University of South Carolina student shot and wounded earlier this week is planning a forum on campus for students.

The family of freshman Martha Childress met with university officials Thursday afternoon talk about where and when to hold the event.

Charlotte, NC, developer Steve McNair is working with the family and says both Childress and her mother want something good to come from the shooting, which left the student paralyzed.

Childress was struck by a random bullet while she was waiting by the Five Points fountain for a taxi to take her back to her dorm early Sunday.

McNair said plans for the forum will be completed after the family hears from other students.

The university has warned students about going out in Five Points after midnight following the shooting of Childress, a JL Mann grad from Greenville, who is still recovering after the stray bullet went through several of her internal organs and severed her spine, leaving her paralyzed from the hips down.

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