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Gun shot victim speaks out after car opens fire on him

6 years 9 months 1 week ago Wednesday, September 13 2017 Sep 13, 2017 September 13, 2017 4:06 PM September 13, 2017 in News
Source: WBRZ

BLUFF CREEK- A man from East Feliciana Parish is lucky to be alive tonight after he was shot while walking on the edge of his property Tuesday morning. It happened off Highway 63 not far from Greenwell Springs Road.

It's an area that is not used to crime. Tonight, Buck Hornsby said his faith saved him.

"When I was shot it took about a minute for me to realize that I didn't lose my eyesight," Hornsby said. "I thought I did at first. This is the part I'm worried about."

Hornsby's right eye is swollen shut. He has two pellets from a shot gun blast lodged below his eye ball. That's not all.

"I've got one lodged in my tongue, one in my nasal cavity, one in the roof of my mouth, 15 in this side and five or six in my arm," Hornsby recalled.

Hornsby said several shots were fired. Wednesday, holes in the side of a building were visible.

"It was a sneak type shooting," Hornsby said. "They evidently saw where I was and wanted to shoot me. I'm thankful I'm not dead."

Tonight, the East Feliciana Sheriff's Office is looking for the suspect or suspects.

"At this point we don't have a motive, but we are looking for one," Greg Phares with the East Feliciana Parish Sheriff's Office said.

Following the shooting, Hornsby managed to run to a relative's house. That relative immediately drove him to a hospital in Baton Rouge. There, they treated him for the gun shot wounds that almost took his life.

Two months ago, Thomas Bass was shot and killed at his home in East Feliciana Parish off Highway 960. Bass just so happened to be a close family friend to Hornsby. Tonight, authorities don't believe the two shootings are related.

Hornsby believes the gunfire came from an older model gray or silver Mitsubishi. Authorities say if you have any information, call them.

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