WATCH ABOVE: Some good news to report about the health of a man shot last week in Yaletown. John Daly has more on Paul Dragan’s condition
VANCOUVER – Just six days after he was shot and on death’s door, Yaletown business owner Paul Dragan is off the critical list.
Dragan, the 52-year-old owner of Reckless Cycles in downtown Vancouver, was shot in front of a coffee shop on Davie Street and Marinaside Crescent in broad daylight last Wednesday, allegedly by an ex-employee.
Dragan is a cyclist and a triathlete, and that may have helped him survive the shooting.
The ER doctor who rushed to Dragan’s aid, Dr. Clifford Chase, thought Dragan might have lost 80 per cent of his blood and feared he might not even make it to hospital.
Dragan’s brother said Paul’s heart stopped twice, he lost part of a lung and his spine was injured.
Reporter John Daly spoke to Dragan’s wife Erica, who said Paul is awake and talking, laughing, moving his fingers, toes and limbs and that this is a celebration for the family.
This Wednesday, Yaletown will be hosting a celebration for Dragan and Paul’s son will be there.
There is going to be a giant ‘Get Well’ card that anyone can sign, wishing him a complete and speedy recovery.
A fundrasier was also held on Saturday with the proceeds going to Dragan’s family.