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Search for teen shooter continues as paralyzed man gets out of hospital
CINCINNATI (Deb Dixon) -- Some people didn't think Gregory Tramble would survive the bullet shot in his stomach as he sat on the front porch of his Northside home back in February.
The bullet struck his spine. Now the 65-year-old is paralyzed. You may recall he was shot after two teens, possibly 13 or 14-years-old wanted his backpack and he didn't want to give it up. Now Tramble is getting out of the hospital in a wheelchair.
"If he can come up the driveway the ramp can start here," said Leah Tramble as she tries to figure out where to put the wheelchair ramp her father is going to need.
The nurse's aide with a Cincinnati State degree in construction safety is working on a horticulture degree and a BA in construction science. She's going to change her life to accommodate her father's new life.
Leah tells us, "The best thing to do, the right thing. I'm willing to make changes for him. He raised him all my life, why wouldn't I?"
Leah's father has some feelings in his toes, and is already talking about walking again.
"He said I didn't come his far to quit now. Will keep on going. The Lord giveth and the Lord taketh away," Leah said.
Tramble told his daughter the teens came from behind the house. He recognized them as teens he's seen before. Leah says her father gave to teens who asked for help.
She explains, "They would ask him for a dollar or a quarter, a shirt or a sandwich. It was senseless. He didn't deserve that. And at 11:30 they should have been in school."
But police don't know which school. Too many students are truant to make the connection.
"I think it's important to press on this case. He will never be the same. The juveniles will be out in a few months roaming the streets," Leah said.
Officer Cummins believes the teens are talking about what they did.
"It only takes one person to come forward, be that voice, I know who did this," Cummins said.
Just one individual with a sense of what's right and what's wrong. There is a 2,000 dollar reward through Crime Stoppers for information about the shooter. That phone number is 352-3040.
There is also a fund at any Huntington Bank called "Senseless Acts of Crime." Leah Tramble is trying to raise money to build that wheelchair ramp.
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