- So spent three weeks recovering in the hospital and needs to be in a wheelchair for six more months following his release.
- “I have so many regrets,” said So, who suffered severe mental and physical pain from the nearly fatal shooting. “I should’ve just let them take whatever I had.”
- So recounted how his mom “lost it” when she first saw his wounds while they were changing his dressings. “I’ve never seen her like that. And that’s my weakness.”
- After surviving the attack, he said he didn’t want to “live in hate” and wanted to be “happy.”
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- So was heading to his vehicle after walking with a female employee to her car to ensure her safety following recent shootings at the mall.
- As he sat down in his car, an unidentified man pointed a gun at his neck.
- “Without even thinking, I grabbed the gun,” So recounted. “He said something to me, but I don’t remember. I just wanted the gun out of my face.”
- So managed to get out of his car after being shot several times. However, the suspect continued to unload an additional four or five shots into his chest.
- “For someone to unload like that, that means they wanted me dead,” So said.
- King County Sheriff’s Office K9 and Guardian 1 responded to the scene and tried to locate the suspects but to no avail, KOMO News reported.
- A GoFundMe campaign was set up by Jae So to help pay his medical bills. The fundraiser has raised over $29,000 as of this writing.