August 25, 2014 8:32 pm
Updated: August 25, 2014 9:45 pm

Weekend murder reopens painful memories for man shot in random attack


CALGARY- News of Calgary’s latest murder has reopened some painful memories for one Calgary man.

Jose Neto was hit by a stray bullet while walking through downtown Calgary in 2008, but survived.

The young student from Brazil was robbed of his eyesight, and the road to recovery has been incredibly long. After several surgeries for his sight, Neto now gets around with the help of a guide dog.

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He says news of the death of Natasha Farah, an innocent bystander who was killed in a random shooting on Saturday morning, is all too familiar.

“I just keep thinking about her mom, and her dad, and how they’re thinking about all of this,” Neto said. “And her brothers and sisters, if she has them. I just want to send them a lot of love.

“I just get sad, every time I hear something like this. Sometimes we get afraid of those things getting worse. “

Neto’s says his wife, who was his girlfriend at the time he was shot, is still afraid when she goes downtown. She also found it hard to hear about Saturday’s shooting.

Meantime, police arrested three people in Calgary’s Motel Village on Monday, and took them into custody for questioning in connection to Farah’s death.

All are known to police in Toronto, including one who was wanted on a Canada-wide warrant for attempted murder.


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