MILWAUKEE Wis. (WLAX/WEUX) – Over the weekend more than 20 people were injured in Milwaukee shootings. Dayshun James says he was one of the people shot at Water Street Friday night.

At one point he was certain he would not make it out. He started saying his goodbyes.

“I just wanted to speak to everybody one last time and let them know I cared about them. The people that mattered the most to me,” said James.

As people scrambled and bullets flew around him, an injured Dayshun James focused on calling the people he loves.

“To let them know I might die.”

James is one of the 17 people hurt after the shootings at Water and Juneau Friday night.

“It was definitely wild. A lot of people didn’t know what was going on. I don’t think people had any idea where the shots were coming were from, where to run.”

James says he was in the area to watch the Bucks game. He was heading home when people started shooting. He says he was caught in the crossfire.

“It’s like you’re looking and they’re shooting. There wasn’t time to run.”

James was shot twice.

“One went in the butt. Another one went through the butt, hit my hip, and fractured my hip. It exploded and like cracked my hip open,” said James.

James underwent surgery, and now he’s back on his feet.

“A sharp pain that comes in and out.”

He says he plans to work through the pain.

“I hope to still go to college, graduate with a zoology degree, work with animals.”