Surrey, B.C. man injured in Las Vegas shooting back in hospital

Surrey man Kevin Sears shows the place where he took a fragmented bullet in Las Vegas during the shooting on Oct. 1. Global News

Surrey resident Kevin Sears is back in hospital after returning home from Las Vegas.

Sears was shot in the back during the October 1 shooting at the Route 91 Harvest Festival.

“This lady behind me, she started screaming that she said she was hit, so I went and looked at her. I couldn’t see anything, and then the third barrage of shots started coming down on us, and that’s when I was hit.”

“It was pretty scary,” says Sears, “because after I was shot, my wife was screaming, saying you know, ‘why are they doing this to us?'”

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He says he was lucky to be treated that night at the Sunrise hospital in Las Vegas, and was given the go-ahead to return home despite still having pieces of bullet inside of him.

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“Unless it poses a threat, they usually just leave it in.”

But he says a few days ago, he noticed a large blood clot around his gunshot wound, and after a CT scan doctors discovered a small hole in his lung, a bruised diaphragm, and small lacerations on his spleen.

After undergoing minor surgery, he’s now being monitored by doctors.

Sears is expected to miss up to three months of work, and a friend of his has started a GoFundMe campaign to help him pay for expenses while he recovers.


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