“A man miraculously survived being shot near his home with a sawn-off shotgun when his iPhone took the brunt of the blast,” ITV News reports.
“The 25-year-old victim sustained serious injuries to his abdomen but managed to get up and head back to his block of flats where emergency services were called,” ITV News reports. “Ryan Duggan, 19, has been found guilty of attempted murder at Chester Crown Court. He was also found guilty of possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life and is due to be sentenced on 10 July… Detective Inspector Gary McIntyre from Cheshire Police said if the victim’s phone had not been in his pocket ‘he would undoubtedly have died.'”
Duggan’s actions that night were extreme and shocking – the victim went outside to speak to the group about the fact they had turned off the water supply resulting in the defendant shooting him with a powerful weapon. 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. — Gary McIntyre, Cheshire Police
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