A sin­gle gun­shot leaves lives ripped apart

Se­verely wounded Jeremy Hol­land, now liv­ing alone in Vir­ginia, strug­gles each day with­out his fam­ily. His new­goal­isto raise money to com­bat gun vi­o­lence.

Palm Beach Daily News - - FRONT PAGE - By IAN CO­HEN

NEW CANTON, Va. — Noth­ing is here ex­cept for rolling hills; a long, dirt road; a log cabin; and the man who lives in­side.

Knock. Knock.

He grabs his blue cane and limps slowly to the front door, shoo­ing away his 2-year-old gold­en­doo­dle.

“Down, Tabitha,” he says. “No one wants you in their face.”

These days, not much makes Jeremy Hol­land smile quite like his puppy and his mem­o­ries.

He lives deep in the Vir­ginia woods. He came here to es­cape the life he once lived. The friends he once had. The mem­o­ries of a time be­fore ev­ery­thing changed — the day he sat in­side The Pres­i­dent of Palm Beach con­do­minium of­fice and a man with a pis­tol shot him in the head.

Here, alone in his cabin, Jeremy has time to think.

“Usu­ally,” he says, softly, “about the way I used to be.”

As a teenager, he used to own guns. He bought his first shot­gun at 18. Now the most lethal weapon in his home might be a car­ton of mul­ti­col­ored push pins.

Since the start of 2014, the same year Jeremy was shot in Palm Beach by an em­ployee he fired, there have been nearly

Ian Co­hen / Daily News

Jeremy Hol­land, for­mer condo man­ager on the is­land, lives alone with his dog in a cabin in Vir­ginia af­ter be­ing shot in the head.

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