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Soldier Who Survived Afghan Suicide Bombing Is Shot Twice In The Back At His OWN Homecoming Party

Devastated: Suzanne Sullivan holds a photo of her soldier son Christopher Sullivan who was shot on Friday night

Devastated: Suzanne Sullivan holds a photo of her soldier son Christopher Sullivan who was shot on Friday night

A U.S. Army soldier who survived a suicide bombing while serving in Afghanistan was hospitalized Friday after being shot at his homecoming party.

Family members tell the San Bernardino Sun that 22-year-old Christopher Sullivan was rushed to the hospital in critical condition.

'My son didn't deserve this. He served his country,' his mother Suzanne Sullivan told the Sun.


She said her son suffered two gunshot wounds to his back, which shattered his spine, leaving him paralyzed, the Associated Press reports.

Sullivan was shot Friday night at a party that friends threw for him at a home in San Bernardino.

Police said Sullivan's brother and a partygoer got into an argument.

Paralyzed: Christopher Sullivan was shot twice in the back

Paralyzed: Christopher Sullivan was shot twice in the back

When Sullivan moved to break up the fight, the man pulled a gun and opened fire at Sullivan.

The gunman fled the scene before police arrived.

Sullivan was wounded in a suicide bombing attack last year in Kandahar while serving with the 101st Infantry Division.

He suffered a cracked collar bone and brain damage in the attack and has been recovering in Kentucky where he is stationed.

He was home on leave when the shooting occurred.

His enlistment would be complete in April, after which Sullivan had planned to come home to go to college.

Family members are calling on the shooter to surrender.

Police have not identified the suspect.





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Comment by Kenrick Francis on December 27, 2011 at 12:45pm
This is sad. What has not reached you, has not passed you.
Comment by Tracy on December 27, 2011 at 11:41am

Damn this gun violence in our communities really need to stop...how sad and tragic.  My prayers and best wishes are with Christopher Sullivan and his family.  The piece of s*** who did this travesty need to be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

Comment by dao on December 26, 2011 at 3:52pm
Sad sad and sad
Comment by Kiana on December 26, 2011 at 10:21am
Disgusting ....he most certainly did not deserve this. But it goes to show you that are important missions and wars that need to be fought/addressed here in the US
Comment by elizabeth fouche on December 26, 2011 at 8:01am
Wtf. It's almost better to stay there.
Comment by drazrd on December 25, 2011 at 10:30pm
Sad
Comment by Brandon Ortega on December 25, 2011 at 6:46pm

This only goes to show that we have a war here which needs more urgent attention than other peoples war. while we give the lives of our soldiers to make other countries safe we are unable to protect them here at home from people who should not have guns in the first place and the politicians are so dumb hiding behind the constititution. Can you believe that an enlisted soldier, E4 and below are not allowed to keep guns at thier homes although they are trained to use guns but all other lunatics are allowed to enjoy this so called constitutional previledge.

Comment by Sweet D on December 25, 2011 at 5:26pm

This is messed up man!! This young man survived what we would call the worst of the worst only to return home alive to get shot and paralyzed by one of these scum bags.  Stay strong!! You will be in my prayers

Comment by DETON HESLOP on December 25, 2011 at 5:12pm

IT IS SO SAD

Comment by Dainty357 on December 25, 2011 at 5:08pm

sad

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