A bullet hit a man’s belt buckle while he was inside a Philadelphia grocery store on Wednesday.
Bienvenido Reynoso was getting ready to take a hand truck outside the 8 Brothers Supermarket in Grays Ferry when the shooting began. The worker said he hit the ground as soon as he heard the first shot.
The 38-year-old store employee said he didn’t realize he’d been hit until someone noticed the hole in his shirt. Reynoso said the bullet bounced off his belt buckle. He told The Associated Press that he intends to keep the belt for the rest of his life.
Another store employee also hit the floor when the shooting started. Christian Vinas said that a higher power must have prevented his co-worker from getting injured.
“That has to be God. Out of all the places you could get hit in the body, you get hit right there. It was truly amazing,” Vinas explained.
In addition to hitting the man’s belt buckle, bullets struck the supermarket’s door and a stake of snack cakes. The store has yet to repair the damage.
Unfortunately, another individual who was near the grocery store when the shooting began wasn’t so lucky. Authorities said a 24-year-old man was shot in the stomach during the incident. He is currently listed in critical condition at the University of Pennsylvania Hospital.
Officers near the supermarket heard the shots and immediately responded. They soon encountered 24-year-old Edward Lyons. The suspect, who was armed at the time, quickly ran off. The officers eventually caught up with the man and placed him under arrest.
Store employees said this was the second shooting to take place in the neighborhood in the past week. It’s unknown if the man police currently have in custody was involved in the other incident.
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