Homeless man survives shot to the head in Hollywood
By Wayne K. Roustan, Sun Sentinel
10:53 p.m. EST, January 28, 2013
A 56-year-old homeless man was recovering from a bullet wound late Monday after being shot in the head, Hollywood Police said.
It happened around 8 p.m. on Federal Highway near Taft Street. The victim managed to make the five minute walk several blocks back to the shelter at 1203 N. Federal Highway, operator Sean Cononie said.
“I was coming back from the gym and I saw him in the parking lot,” he said. “He had blood on him and apparently got shot a couple of blocks away and he walked back to the shelter.”
Shelter staff called 911 and the victim was taken to Memorial Regional Hospital where he was expected to recover, police said.
A perimeter was set up in the area of the shooting to look for the gunman but crucial minutes had passed between the time of the shooting and the call for help. The victim gave police a good description, Cononie said.
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