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San Bernardino Soldier Survives Afghanistan But Gets Shot And Critically Wounded At Homecoming Party

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 SAN BERNARDINO (CBS) — A San Bernardino soldier who survived a suicide bombing attack in Afghanistan a year ago is now in critical condition after being shot — on US soil — during a welcome home party.

LISTEN: KNX 1070’s Ed Mertz reports

Christopher Sullivan, 22, is in “extremely” critical condition, and possibly paralyzed, according to his family in a report in the San Bernardino Sun.

Sullivan was shot Friday evening.

His aunt, Theresa Marquez, told the newspaper, “He served a tour, and to come home to this, it’s so unfair.”

Sullivan, currently stationed in Kentucky,  is a 2008 graduate of San Bernardino High School. There he played football and was on the wrestling team.

His friends were throwing him a welcome home party at a house in the 2800 block of Garner Avenue.

An unknown man got into a fight with Sullivan’s brother (allegedly over football) and when he intervened the man pulled out a gun and shot Sullivan twice in the back.

Sullivan suffered a broken collar bone and some brain damage in the suicide bombing. His family told the Sun he was awarded with a Purple Heart for his war wounds

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