California Soldier Shot at His Homecoming Party

By: AP
By: AP

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) -- An Army soldier who survived a
suicide bombing while serving in Afghanistan has been left
paralyzed after being shot at his homecoming party in Southern

Christopher Sullivan was shot late Friday while trying to break
up a fight between his brother and another man at a San Bernardino

Suzanne Sullivan tells the San Bernardino Sun "My son didn't
deserve this. He served his country."

She says her 22-year-old son suffered two gunshot wounds to his
back, which shattered his spine.

Family members tell the newspaper that the shooting late Friday left Sullivan paralyzed and in critical condition.

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.

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