Singer Hunter Hayes phones a special fan: Five Points shooting victim

October 16, 2013 

Country singer Hunter Hayes spoke with Five Points shooting victim Martha Childress Wednesday, after her friends drew the young woman's situation to his attention. The 18-year-old USC freshman, who was shot early Sunday morning while waiting for a cab at Five Points, had attended Hunter Hayes' concert at the S.C. State Fair Saturday evening. Hayes' publicists in Nashville called The State Tuesday to verify that Childress had attended the concert. Earlier Tuesday, friends of Childress began a Twitter campaign to get the singer to call her in the hospital. The publicists then contacted Childress' family to arrange for the phone call. She tweeted: "Y'all @HunterHayes just called me!!! I seriously have the most amazing family, friends and support group that anyone could ask for."

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Country singer Hunter Hayes spoke with Five Points shooting victim Martha Childress Wednesday, after her friends drew the young woman’s situation to his attention.

The 18-year-old USC freshman, who was shot early Sunday morning while waiting for a cab at Five Points, had attended Hunter Hayes’ concert at the S.C. State Fair Saturday evening.

Hayes’ publicists in Nashville called The State Tuesday to verify that Childress had attended the concert. Earlier Tuesday, friends of Childress began a Twitter campaign to get the singer to call her in the hospital.

The publicists then contacted Childress’ family to arrange for the phone call.

She tweeted Wednesday afternoon: ‘Y’all @HunterHayes just called me!!! I seriously have the most amazing family, friends and support group that anyone could ask for.


Click here to see more tweets of support under the hashtag #prayformartha

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