A 24-year-old who was shot three times Wednesday in the deadly San Bernardino shooting called his wife and father in the aftermath to deliver a message.
“Kevin said he had been shot three times and that he was in pain but he was all right,” his wife, Dyana Ortiz, told the Los Angeles Times. “Then he said ‘I love you’ and I said ‘I love you.’”
Ortiz made the call around 11:25 a.m. local time, the L.A. Times reported.
“Kevin called me immediately after he got shot and said, ‘I’ve been shot three times, Dad. I’m in pain. Don’t worry. There’s a policeman with me,’” his dad, Carlos, recalled to the newspaper.
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His brother David said he wasn't surprised Kevin mustered up the strength to make the call.
“That’s Kevin, he’s a fighter,” he told the L.A. Times. “Through him, the Ortizes get to shine again.”
14 were killed and 17 wounded when at least two shooters stormed a social services center and opened fire.
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