Larry Hurley : “Coffee Co. Man Survives Shotgun Blast to Chest, Bullets Still Lodged in Body”

Death – Obituary – Accident and Crime News : Coffee County Man Recounts Terrifying Moment of Being Shot in the Chest

COFFEE COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) — It has been over seven weeks since Kyle Gibson, a resident of Coffee County, was shot in the chest, an incident that left him with bullets still lodged in his body. The blast from the shotgun not only damaged his heart but also his liver, kidneys, and stomach. Despite the severity of his injuries, Gibson miraculously survived.

The incident occurred unexpectedly on October 21, when deputies from the Coffee County Sheriff’s Department responded to a distress call on General Bragg Drive in Lakewood. They discovered Gibson in the driver’s seat of an SUV, suffering from a gunshot wound to his torso.

Gibson vividly recalls the moment leading up to the life-altering incident. He had been spending time with a close friend, Larry Hurley, who was known to be protective of his girlfriend’s dog. However, Gibson didn’t think twice about playing with the animal, as he had done so before. Unfortunately, this time, it proved to be a grave mistake.

“And that’s when he shot me,” Gibson recounted, expressing his shock and disbelief.

In a desperate attempt to survive, Gibson managed to reach for his phone and call 911. He was eventually airlifted to the hospital for urgent medical attention. Meanwhile, authorities took Hurley into custody, charging him with attempted first-degree murder.

Gibson’s road to recovery has been long and arduous. He still has two bullets lodged in his heart and anticipates it will take at least another year before he fully recovers. Despite the physical and emotional trauma he has endured, Gibson remains grateful to be alive.

“I lost a little faith in humanity because he knew I wasn’t a bad person. I wasn’t trying to harm him or his family. Yet, they left me to die,” Gibson lamented.

To help cover ongoing medical expenses, Gibson’s fiancé has set up a GoFundMe page, seeking support from the community.

The incident serves as a chilling reminder of the unforeseen dangers that can lurk even in the most seemingly ordinary situations. As Gibson continues to heal, he hopes his story raises awareness about the importance of compassion and empathy towards others.

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