Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Afghanistan Veteran Recovering After Shooting

Family of west Houston mass shooting victim speaks
Click 2 Houston
By Lea Wilson - Digital News Editor , Phil Archer - Reporter
June 07, 2016

HOUSTON - A man who tried to intervene in a mass shooting that left 6 wounded and two dead, including the gunman, underwent his seventh surgery Tuesday at Memorial Hermann Hospital. Byron Wilson, 30, was wounded in the shoulder and both legs by Dionosio Garza, 25, an Army veteran of Afghanistan who may have been suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder.

“I think his spirits are incredible. I'm very very proud of him,” Wilson's sister, Lauren Wilson, said.

She said Wilson heard gunfire from his home near the 13200 block of Memorial Drive that day and texted his wife not to return home with their 3-year-old son.

Then, she said, he armed himself with two guns and walked toward the gunfire. But before he spotted Garza, he left the guns in a bulldozer bucket. A short time later, Garza spotted him.

“What happened was Byron walked out ... and was not armed, and was looking to see what was going on and Garza spotted him and Byron distracted Garza and prevented other people from being in the line of fire and getting hurt,” she said.
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