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A lot of luck Man shot astonishing 15 times says 'divine intervention' saved his life

'Every nerve that had been cut was screaming...The last few shots I got actually felt more like burns than anything'

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Tauscher said he needed 20 pints of blood or about twice the amount in the average person in his battle to stay alive

Tauscher said he needed 20 pints of blood or about twice the amount in the average person in his battle to stay alive

Tauscher said he needed 20 pints of blood or about twice the amount in the average person in his battle to stay alive

A man who was shot an astonishing 15 times but miraculously survived has said “maybe some divine intervention” saved his life. 

Gabe Tauscher from Wisconsin was shot 15 times in Minneapolis last year by a man who he says was an ex-boyfriend of the girl Tauscher was dating at the time.

The now-30-year-old spent 85 days in hospital, and now, almost a year after the incident, three of the 15 bullets remain in his body.

"The more I talk about it, the easier it is to deal with and to work through," Tauscher told FOX 9.

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Tauscher told FOX 9: 'The more I talk about it, the easier it is to deal with and to work through'

Tauscher told FOX 9: 'The more I talk about it, the easier it is to deal with and to work through'

Tauscher told FOX 9: 'The more I talk about it, the easier it is to deal with and to work through'

"Every nerve that had been cut was screaming," Tauscher said. "The last few shots I got actually felt more like burns than anything."

The shooting happened on May 29, 2021, at apartments on 9th Street and LaSalle Avenue in Minneapolis.

“(I got hit by) three [bullets] to the left hip, one got me in the back of the left foot, one in each butt cheek," Tauscher explained. "I’ve got four-ish in my left arm."

Tauscher said he needed 20 pints of blood or about twice the amount in the average person in his battle to stay alive.

"I know there’s a lot of luck, a little bit of skill, and maybe some divine intervention," he said.

The bullets left his body covered in holes, but without any brain or spinal injuries.

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And as a result he said he was grateful for a second chance at life.

"I feel like I’m a little bit more thankful for life in general," Tauscher said.

"It’s definitely made some colours a little bit brighter and some food tastes a little bit better you know," Tauscher said.

Tauscher says he doesn’t hold any resentment towards the man who shot him.

The suspect died after a police chase through Sherburne County when he reportedly fired at officers before turning the gun on himself.

"I forgive him," Tauscher added.

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