Vigil held for wounded Sandy Springs attorney

by: Amy Napier Viteri Updated:

SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. - Family and church members held a vigil for a north Fulton County attorney shot at her apartment complex.

Dozens of people close to Adina Parson gathered with candles and signs at the Residences of Morgan Falls apartments in Sandy Springs on Sunday night to pray for her recovery.

Police said someone shot the 40-year-old in the head several times Friday night in a breezeway at the complex. Parson's mother Diane Broome was touched by the amount of support.

"It's so surprising to see how many people love Adina like we do," Broome told Channel 2's Amy Napier Viteri.

Broome said doctors were doing all they could for her daughter who remained in critical condition at Grady Hospital. Parson is an attorney who works for Georgia's Department of Public Health. Her aunt, Pam Dickerson, said she wants answers about who did this.

"We're hoping and praying that it will come to a speedy close for the situation. So we're hoping the case will be resolved very soon," Dickerson added.

Sandy Springs Police Chief Terry Sult spoke with Parson's family after the vigil. He said his department is counting on information from the community to help find those responsible.

"Helping us with anything they may have seen, heard of even have speculation about," Sult said.

Broome kept her focus on getting her daughter through this.

"I love her and I want her to be well, to heal. Be strong. She is a fighter," she said.

Neighbors at the complex were concerned about the shooting. Sandy Springs police want anyone with information to contact them.