Gil­more re­cov­ery con­tin­ues, po­lice still seek­ing truck

The Standard Journal - - POLICE & FIRE - From staff re­ports

As David Gil­more con­tin­ues to re­cover from be­ing shot ear­lier this month in what he and po­lice de­scribed as a road rage in­ci­dent, the search is still on for the pickup truck that did it.

Po­lice con­tinue to ask for the pub­lic’s help in iden­ti­fy­ing a late model GMC pickup truck that Gil­more said car­ried the in­di­vid­ual re­spon­si­ble for shoot­ing at him sev­eral times, then driv­ing away be­fore pulling back into the con­ve­nience store to at Chap­man’s Shop­pette around 5:30 a.m. af­ter Gil­more pulled in.

The lone shot which struck Gil­more passed through his chest right un­der the heart. He was air­lifted to Grady Hospi­tal in At­lanta and un­der­went emer­gency surgery Mon­day. He was slated for a sec­ond pro­ce­dure late Thurs­day to re­move fluid from a lung, but is other­wise alert and able to com­mu­ni­cate with his fam­ily.

Se­cu­rity video from the store in­di­cated the shooter was in what is be­lieved to be a GMC Sierra, pos­si­bly 2000 to 2006 model.

Po­lice had not yet re­leased any in­for­ma­tion as of press time over the week­end about whether they as­cer­tained the where­abouts of the truck or the sus­pected shooter.

“The whole thing is just crazy, why drive to where your vic­tim is and stop and look at him,” Polk County Po­lice Chief Kenny Dodd said pre­vi­ously.

Dodd is ask­ing for the pub­lic’s help to find Gil­more’s shooter. He is en­cour­ag­ing any­one with knowl­edge of the in­ci­dent or in­for­ma­tion about the truck to con­tact Sgt. Charles Vain­rib at 770-748-7331 or call 911.

A Face­book fundraiser has been set up to help Gil­more de­fray med­i­cal ex­penses. Peo­ple can make a dona­tion at https://www.face­book. com/do­nate/273342926761430/.

Gil­more con­tin­ued to re­cover last week and was ex­pected to stay for a lit­tle while longer, with the hopes of be­ing able to re­turn home af­ter surgery and a stay to re­cover at Grady in At­lanta.

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