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Azle teacher returning to class after getting shot in face

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An Azle Junior High School teacher was in the wrong place at the wrong time on Labor Day.

She was at Dino's Bar and Grill in Fort Worth in the 2700 block of Race Street watching a college football game a fight broke out.

"There was a fight and the next thing I saw was a guy come from behind the building and he had a gun," said Ann Huffhines, 38. She's spent about 10 weeks recovering after getting shot five times.

Ann took a bullet to the jaw, three to the neck and one to shoulder. Her most recent surgery occurred on October 22.

She said she and a friend were leaving Dino's when the shooting took place.

Fort Worth police arrested Richard Cardona, 29. He remains in jail charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and unlawful possession of a firearm. Police are still trying to determine if the shooting was gang-related.

"It's life changing for sure. I mean you see shootings and violence on TV, on the news everyday and you said oh it won' happen to me. Then when it does, I'm blessed to be alive especially for my three children," said Huffhines.

She is the mother of three kids, 18, 17 and 15 years old.

Ann said she is anxious to return to class next week.

Her fiance Jonathan Marquez is her main caregiver. He quit his job to care for her but got back to working this week.

"I mean I hate seeing her like that. I always tell her how beautiful she is and just try to take it one day at a time," said Marquez.



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