CHICAGO (CBS) — A postal worker shot on the job says “every day is extra” in 2019.
Stephen Casazza, 36, is out of the hospital and talked with CBS 2 by phone for the first time since he was shot.
Elk Grove Village mail carrier Stephen Casazza, who was shot three times, is now in stable condition. (Credit: Stephen Casazza Sr.)
He is sidelined for delivering mail, due in large part to the nerve damage to his right hand and arm — his dominant side.
Following the shooting in Elk Grove Village it’s numb, and he can’t use it.
“I realize so many people die from gunshots every day. This is a trying moment in my life for sure, but I’m grateful that it’s not any worse,” he says.
It may be weeks before he’ll know if it can return to normal.
“On the bullet’s way through my chest, it blew up an artery, and that was surrounded by nerves. And I got total nerve damage throughout my elbow, but, again, I’m grateful it wasn’t any worse,” Casazza says.
Casazza is also touched that his friend Elliott Osborne set up a GoFundMe campaign to help in his recovery.
SUISUN CITY, Calif. (CBS13) – A 21-year-old man was shot and killed Friday night in Suisun City, according to the Police Department.
Officers say they received multiple calls reporting a shooting around 9:35 p.m. in the 1200 block of Anderson Drive, near a Popeyes restaurant.
When officers arrived, they found the man in a parking lot suffering from a gunshot wound. He was later pronounced deceased at the scene.
Police say two subjects fled the scene in a car prior to officers arriving.
Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to contact the Police Department.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (CBS13) – One man was shot and killed in Sacramento Sunday, the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department said.
Deputies arrived at the 2200 block of Edison Avenue around 7:25 a.m. after someone called saying there was a man lying in the front yard of a home. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Sheriff’s deputies had responded to the area several hours earlier around 2:30 a.m. connected to a report of gunshots being heard, deputies said. At that time, deputies were unable to locate evidence of anyone being shot.
The victim has been identified as a man in his late 30s. His identity will be made available by the Sacramento County Coroner’s office, after notification has been made to his next of kin.
Investigators are trying to determine what led up to the shooting. No motive or suspect description has been established, deputies said.
If you have any information, the Sheriff’s Department asks that you to call them at (916) 874-5115.
SOUTH SACRAMENTO, Calif. (CBS13) — Homicide detectives and Crime Scene investigators are investigating a homicide that occurred early Sunday morning outside of a South Sacramento home.
Officers from the Sacramento Police Department were called to the home on Wardell Way around 12: 30 a.m. Sunday. When they arrived on scene, they discovered an unresponsive man lying in the front of the residence.
Officials with the Sacramento Fire Department pronounced the unidentified man dead at the scene.
According to the Sacramento Police Department, shots were fired during a house party in the neighborhood. Investigators say they do not know where those shots were fired and where the man was when he was wounded by the gunfire.
Detectives do not have a suspect description, and they are still determining the incidents leading up to the shooting. They do not have a motive at this time.
We will keep you updated as more information becomes available.
UPDATE: Lt. Sean Edwards confirms the victim has succumbed to his injuries. ——————- BIRMINGHAM, Ala (WIAT): A male faces life threatening injuries after being shot in the chest at 4413 Eli Ave, says Lt.