Raemonda O. Freeman rescued Viviaron D. Roberts from assault, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, May 7, 1993. Roberts, 18, and two companions were at a ball field before the start of a game when members of a rival gang arrived. They pursued Roberts and his companions onto the field and opened fire with handguns. Wounded in both legs, Roberts fell to the ground and began to crawl toward a set of bleachers along the sidelines. Ms. Freeman, 31, secretary, was in attendance at the game with at least 100 other spectators, including her four young children. They fled when they heard gunfire but, seeing Roberts down, Ms. Freeman turned back and went to him. Learning that Roberts had been shot, Ms. Freeman knelt, then covered him with her body to shield him as the assault, including gunfire, continued. The assailants fled. Roberts’s two companions were mortally wounded, but Roberts, who was hospitalized for his injuries, survived.
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