On June 6, 2007, Ross Capicchioni was blown shot three times and left for dead on the outskirts of Detroit, Michigan.
When his friend of 10 years asked for a ride to a shady part of town, Capicchioni was hesitant at first, but decided to do him the favor–not knowing the fate that awaited.
Once they reached the location, it wasn’t long before he exited his car and heard the sound of a shotgun. That’s when he looked down and realized that his arm was “hanging off like a zombie.” His buddy shot him at point blank range with a shotgun.
When he realized what had happened, he looked up and asked, “did you shoot me.” But before his friend could answer, he fired the shotgun, again, and blew a hole right through his chest.
It didn’t end there.
After falling to his knees from the impact, the barrel of the shotgun was now pointed at his head. Fortunately, he was able to smack it away before another shot was fired.
It still hit me in the head really good, but it didn’t blow my head off like a watermelon.
He was still alive.
Then, Capicchioni remembers looking up and seeing the butt of the gun quickly coming towards his face. With one blow, his teeth were knocked out. Thinking he was surely dead, Capicchioni’s friend took the car keys out of his pocket and left the scene.
The circumstances surrounding the shooting, what happened after the shots were fired, and the reason this kid tried to murder his longtime friend is a horrific and heartbreaking story.
Listen to Capicchioni tell it firsthand in the video above. Somehow, despite being shot three times at point blank range, he lived to tell his inspiring tale. His will to survive is unlike anything we’ve ever heard before.
Feel free to watch to watch Part 2 of this mini documentary below: