The Scottish man shot in the chest by robbers in Talisay City on Thursday (July 20) has survived — however is in determined of assist to fund his ongoing therapy.
As we reported on Saturday, Tareq Naggar from Glasgow was confronted by three males driving a motorbike as he was sitting exterior a store with his fiancée Angie at about 6am.
After taking his pockets, which contained solely 500 pesos, the 44-year-old was shot before the robbers fled the scene.
BBC Scotland has now confirmed that regardless of the bullet being shot at point-blank vary into his ribcage, it missed all his main organs, and the joiner is now recovering in hospital.
However, as a result of he didn’t have appropriate journey insurance coverage, his associates have launched an appeal to assist cowl the price of his medical therapy. So far, greater than £1,000 has been donated in direction of a £10,000 goal.
His finest man Chris McLaughlin, who had flown to the Philippines with Mr Naggar’s kilt for the wedding, was close by when the assault occurred.
Speaking to the BBC, Mr McLaughlin, aged 40, stated: “I heard a commotion and ran over to see what was happening. A guy pulled a gun out and shot Tarek in the chest. Then he pointed the gun at myself.”
He stated an ambulance was referred to as however didn’t arrive, so that they have been compelled to take Mr Naggar to Talisay City District Hospital on a trike.
“Tarek’s fiancee was attempting to name taxis however there was none stopping. I used to be on the ground with Tarek. He was acutely aware.
After about 10 minutes or so a man stopped in a rickshaw,” he advised BBC Scotland.
Mr Naggar was handled at a close-by emergency room, then transferred to a bigger hospital for surgical procedure.
“The surgeon stated the bullet went in the correct facet however ricocheted and travelled over to the left lung. Miraculously it didn’t undergo his coronary heart, it truly went behind his coronary heart.
“He seems to be recovering well. He’s conscious and awake, and has been talking the last couple of days. He’s out of the ICU and has been moved to a recovery room.”
To assist Mr Naggar cowl the price of his medical therapy, go to his fundraising web page on gofundme.com.