Las Vegas victim to return home to North Pole

Alaska victim Rob McIntosh. Friend Mike Cronk reports that McIntosh is recovering from his bullet wound. (Photo courtesy Mike Cronk)

NORTH POLE, Alaska (KTUU) - Update - Oct. 5, 2017, 10:30 a.m.:
The daughter of victim Rob McIntosh, Sydney Copley, reached out to Channel 2 in order to share that her father took to social media to express his gratitude.

According to Copley, McIntosh wrote, "Thank you for your thoughts and prayers. Please continue to pray for other victims and their families involved in this tragedy. I am recovering from gunshot wounds in Las Vegas with family. I will continue to recover here for the next few weeks. I would like to say thank you to ALL the selfless people in Las Vegas assisting me and others [to] recover. There are too many people to name, but I'm thankful to everyone. I look forward [to] returning home."

Original Story - Oct. 4, 2017, 5:35 p.m.:
North Pole real estate agent and father of three, 52-year-old Rob McIntosh, was shot "several times" at the Las Vegas country music festival on Oct. 1, according to family. However, they say McIntosh is expected to make a full recovery and return home, soon.

Mike Cronk, one of McIntosh's friends who is currently with him in Las Vegas, says McIntosh also now has all of his family with him by his side.

McIntosh was at least shot twice in the chest and once in the arm, revealed Cronk.

He also told Channel 2 that McIntosh's doctor says, "Two millimeters difference and he would've been dead."

Because one of the bullets was lodged in the artery of McIntosh's left arm, Cronk said he had to undergo surgery.

After a few more days, Cronk says McIntosh will be released from the Las Vegas hospital. At this point, he says his friend plans on heading back home to the North Pole.

"Rob is the real hero for staying alive," proclaims Cronk.

CLICK HERE to watch an interview of Mike Cronk recounting the shooting nightmare for NBC's Lester Holt.



 
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