A 25-year old gunshot victim is alive today, thanks to his iPhone 5c, which took the brunt of a shotgun blast, say British police (via Business Insider). The unnamed victim was shot at close range and while suffering abdominal injuries, survived due to the iPhone 5c in his pocket taking the majority of the blast’s force.
Fortunately, the victim’s mobile phone took the brunt of the shot and, as a result of this, he survived. This is remarkable – had that phone not been in his pocket at that time he would undoubtedly have died.
Whilst I hope that the conclusion of this case today brings about a degree of closure for the victim I am fully aware of the impact this case has had no him and the fact that the devastating injuries he sustained will affect him for the rest of his life.
Despite making good progress he still requires treatment for his injuries – including further operations and rehabilitation. The nightmare is far from over. – DET INSP GARY MCINTYRE FROM CHESHIRE POLICE (Via ITV)
The victim was shot when he approached a group of teenager hooligans that had shut off the water supply to the apartment block he resided in.The firearm was later recovered by police wrapped in clingfilm and concealed under a bush – with the spent cartridge still inside.
The scofflaw that fired the shot, 19-year old Ryan Duggan, was found guilty this week of attempted murder and will be sentenced in July.