Fan Shot After Attending GWAR Concert

A GWAR fan was shot on a Texas freeway while returning home from seeing the group in Dallas on April 27.

According to a May 8 story published in the Star-Telegram, Brandon Fortich said that car pulled alongside him as he rested in the parking lot of La Quinta Inn on Northwest 19th Street in Grand Prairie during his trip home from the GWAR concert in Dallas. Fortich said a man walked up to his driver's side window and asked for a cigarette lighter. Fortich told the man he didn't have one. When the man asked him for money, Fortich said he got nervous and drove away.

Within minutes, Fortich said he noticed the man who had asked him for money following him on Interstate 30.

As the man's car passed, Fortich said he saw the man lean out the passenger's window with something in his hand.

Then he felt the gunshot.

The bullet pierced Fortich's driver's side door, tore through his abdomen and lodged in his spine. Bleeding heavily and fighting unconsciousness, Fortich pulled off the freeway into a Cooper Street restaurant parking lot to find medical attention.

"As soon as I realized I was shot, I tried to find someone to help me," the 31-year-old Springtown man told the Star-Telegram. "I started to black out from the blood loss and ended up wrecking my truck." [Read more] (free registration required)

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