HOUSTON -- We re hearing from one of the victims who was shot last week on the Lone Star College campus. Jody Neal was shot six times. He s being treated in the intensive care unit at Ben Tab Hospital for his critical injuries.
I would like to thank everybody praying for me. I appreciate your kind thoughts, said Neal.
Those words were recorded in his hospital room and played by family members on Wednesday.
Authorities say Trey Foster shot Neal after the two bumped into each other and then argued on campus.
Jody was shot twice in the stomach, twice in the arm, once in the main artery of his leg, and they found one just recently in his back, said Sharon Mayo, Neal s aunt. He just had surgery yesterday for that.
Relatives say a portion of his intestines had to be removed and he could still lose a leg.
Neal claims police treated him more like a suspect than a victim after they saw his tattoos. He denies being associated with any gangs, saying he is trying to get his GED and aspires to be a tattoo artist and graphic designer.