Teen Trying to Leave Gang Is Shot 15 Times, Survives Atlanta gang's motto: You stay in until you die By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff Posted Feb 27, 2013 2:41 PM CST 63 comments Comments (Shutterstock) (Newser) – An Atlanta teen who wanted to leave a gang was shot 15 times—and survived. The 19-year-old "told the other members of the gang, 'Hey, look, I want to go straight, be law-abiding,' and they weren't happy with it," says a US marshal, adding, "Never since I've been in law enforcement have I seen someone shot 15 times and live." The teen was left for dead, but was helped by people who saw him crawling and heard his moans; they're now in protective custody, Fox Atlanta reports. A relative says he is recovering after surgery. Authorities have arrested a 16- and 19-year-old in the shooting. They're apparently confirmed members of the Young Mob gang, which has this foreboding motto: You stay in until you die.