Cell phone store owner gets more than $300k after a gunman attacked her, but is still grateful for her phone article The owner of a small cellphone store in Florida is grateful for the service her customers have received after a shooter broke into her store, killing her father-in-law, leaving her mother and herself wounded.
In an emotional Facebook post on Sunday night, Linda Ting said she was so grateful to her customers that she could not stop crying.
“My phone rang and my daughter answered, and the guy who came in and opened the door said, ‘I just shot my dad-in -law, she’s on the phone,'” Ting told ABC News affiliate WESH-TV in Orlando, Florida.
“And I was like, ‘She’s not going to make it.'”
The gunman broke into the store on Friday night and shot Ting and her father, James Ting, a police officer, before fleeing the scene, authorities said.
Ting’s husband was shot and killed at a hospital, police said.
A spokeswoman for the Tings told ABC that the shooting was not a random act.
“Linda’s husband, James, is a dedicated police officer and a hard-working father,” Stephanie Dorsch, the store’s director of communications, said in a statement.
“This incident does not represent the sentiments or views of the Tings family or of the Orlando Police Department.”
On Saturday, Ting shared a photo of her husband’s bullet wound on Facebook.
“It’s just heartbreaking,” Ting wrote.
“Just a photo to show that I love my husband more than anything in the world.
And my heart goes out to him, his family and everyone who loves him.”
She later posted that she was thankful that her husband, who she described as a “very nice man,” had been taken care of.
“I hope to have my husband back as soon as possible,” she wrote.
James Tings, a former Orlando police officer who also served as a sheriff’s deputy, died in July.
Police are still investigating the shooting.