Man Shot in Mesa Took the Time to Take a Selfie

Isaac Martinez is lucky to be alive after gunman demanded his car keys
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 19, 2015 10:38 AM CDT
Screenshot from reporter Yihyun Jeong's Twitter account.   (Twitter)
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(Newser) – Isaac Martinez wasn't able to literally dodge a bullet, but he's thankful to still be here after getting caught in the middle of yesterday's shootings in Mesa, Ariz., which left one dead and five injured. The 20-year-old restaurant worker says suspect Ryan Giroux came into Bistro 13, approached him, and demanded his car keys; Martinez said no and was shot, the Arizona Republic reports. Giroux reportedly fled and Martinez hightailed it outside, where he took a photo of his blood-stained white uniform and posted it on Snapchat.

Once he got to the hospital for treatment—"I had bullet hit me from behind and go through my shoulder and out my coller [sic] area," he wrote on Facebook, per the Republic—he took another pic of himself lying in his bed, bullet wound front and center, and sent that one out into the ether through social media, too; Republic reporter Yihyun Jeong posted both images on Twitter. "Any higher or lower it coulda hit a artery, or shatter my shoulder blade. It was a miracle hit," Martinez wrote on his Facebook page, per the newspaper. (A Pennsylvania teen allegedly shot a classmate, then took a selfie of himself with the body.)

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