Bible in pocket possibly saved life of man shot in chest - WKRN News 2

Bible in pocket possibly saved life of man shot in chest

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Courtesy: WHIO Courtesy: WHIO
Courtesy: WHIO Courtesy: WHIO
DAYTON, Ohio -

A Bible may have saved the life of a bus driver who was attacked in an apparent gang initiation.

According to WHIO, Rickey Waggoner was doing mechanical work outside his bus in Dayton, Ohio early Monday morning when three young men approached him.

One of the men shot Waggoner twice at close range, but a Bible in his pocket absorbed the bullets.

Officials stated the wounds probably would have been fatal had the book not been there.

Waggoner, 49, was also shot in the leg, but he managed to grab the gun as well as a knife away from the suspects before they fled the scene.

Police believe the incident was gang related with one of the suspects being required to shoot and kill the bus driver.

Waggoner is recovering Tuesday morning.

*WHIO contributed to this report.

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