Lexington man partially paralyzed by stray bullet forgives shooter


Brandon Yam

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A Lexington father of four who was partially paralyzed when he was hit by a stray bullet said he has no memory of incident.

WSOC reported that once Brandon Yam understood what happened that day, he was angry at the shooter. But in order to recover, he has decided to forgive the shooter.

Police are still looking for the unknown shooter.

Yam, 47, was shot while working in Charlotte as a vendor during the grand opening of a Buddhist Temple Friday night. Police have said the bullet was random — likely the result of a gun being shot into the air as part of Independence Day festivities.

“Thank God that I am alive,” Yam said. “You know, I have a chance to live again.”

The bullet is still in his head because doctors said removing it out is too risky.

Yam says he struggles now to complete small tasks.

Doctors haven’t determined if he will fully recover, but his family believes he will.

Source: WSOC


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