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Surviving Double Murder Victim Focuses on Moving Forward

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"Some people wanna know what's going on, why am I still here. That was something I also wondered, but for some reason I was spared," shooting victim, April Paulk, explains.

Spared and smiling, she shared the intimate details of the tragic day she lost her sister and brother-in-law.

Paulk says she and Brandi were close because they were the only ones living in Augusta -- away from their family in Douglas, Georgia. Her brother-in-law, Lee, was always quick to make a joke.

She says, "she was always there, whenever I was sick, she was always by my side. Whether she had to wipe me up or whatever she had to do. // He always cracked on my head. He said that I had a big head and if I could tell him now, that's why I'm here because of my big head."

A single gun shot wound to the head almost ended the jokes for all three of them, leaving five children without parents. After burying a sister back in February, April says she finds strength in the surviving members of her family.

"Although life is over for Brandi and Lee and even Cedric, the kids still need me so that they can make it through," Paulk adds.

A journey that April says is already proving to be more mental than physical for her and the children.

She tells News Channel 6, "physically, I'm good. Right now, spiritually mentally, my biggest concern moving forward is making sure my kids have the support and everything they need."

A memorial fund has been set up to help the Wilson family at local Wells Fargo locations. The fund is April Paulk's name.

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