A 25 year-old man is left paralyzed after being shot by thieves.
On January 5 th , 1991, a peaceful neighborhood in Orange, California, was rocked by a violent crime. Resident John Salkins was relaxing at home that night:
In the aftermath, a young man was shot and left paralyzed, his life forever changed.
Rohrey Wychgel was 25 and all set to ask his girlfriend to marry him. He had just graduated from a technical training school and planned to open his own auto repair shop.
That night, Rohrey was on his way to see his girlfriend. He said he made a quick stop at his house around 9:30 PM:
According to Rohrey, on his way out, he went into the garage to find an extra set of stereo speakers for his girlfriend’s sister:
As Rohrey approached his car, one of the men inside pulled out a gun and opened fire:
As the suspects sped away, Rohrey’s neighbors rushed to help. He had been shot twice, once in the leg and once in the neck. Rohrey had to be revived twice on the way to the hospital:
Years have passed since the shooting. Rohrey Wychgel cannot move his legs or hands, and has limited use of his arms. Police are hoping that someone might be able to help identify his attackers.