Last-Second Flinch Saves Gunshot Victim

The item the man had under his shirt was a…

The item the man had under his shirt was a gun, and in what seemed like a flash, it was pointed at Mr. Shumka’s head.

“He walked right up to me and said, ‘Hey, how’s it going?’” Mr. Shumka recalls, before adding, “and took what turned out to be a gun out and put it up to my head, point blank.”

Mr. Shumka said he did not immediately realize the item was a gun, but flinched when it neared his head. That split-second movement could have saved his life.

“Another inch and I’d be …” he said, before trailing off.

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