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Sons Of Azrael Guitarist Tony Lorenzo Shot In Armed Robbery And Paralyzed

According to Buffalo's WIVB-TV, Sons Of Azarael guitarist Tony Lorenzo was shot in an armed robbery, which took place on Wednesday the 26th of October in the city's Elmwood Village area and is now paralyzed from the waist down, after a bullet was lodged in his spine.

Lorenzo's friend, Alex Artemas, said, "Him and I were just walking to a friend's house, and it was just a complete random hit, came from behind, never saw it coming."

"The kid asked me, he said, 'Give me what you got.' And before I could even get my wallet out, he just shot me," said Tony.

Initial reports were that the victim may have known his attacker.

Tony's mother, Caroline Bronckers, said, "He absolutely did not know his attacker, and I want that cleared."

Tony added, "I'm not a gang banger. I'm not someone who owes anyone money. I don't start beefs. I'm just a normal guy, you know? I work at Pano's Restaurant."

"I'm not going to run away from my town. I'm not going to up and move away. I want people on the west side to realize this stuff is happening and to look out for each other," said Tony.

The determination of Tony and his family even prompted the mayor to come to ECMC and pay him a visit at his bedside.

Tony said, "Byron Brown walked up here on his own accord and told me he is sparing no expense to find who did this to me, and I can't tell you you how proud I was to hear that."

Doctors have to wait for the swelling to go down before they can remove the bullet. Friends in the local music community plan to hold some kind of fundraiser, but their first hope is catching the man who did this.

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1. sonictherapy writes:

This is terrible. Same thing happened to Jeff Becerra twenty years ago.

# Oct 30, 2011 @ 6:19 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. ZMA writes:

Shame. I hope they find the dude. I can't even explain how p***ed I'd be if someone did that to me. But at least it'd make me wanna play metal more lol.

# Oct 31, 2011 @ 3:04 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. Persecution Mike writes:

forbid guns

# Oct 31, 2011 @ 4:31 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. OverkillExposure writes:

#3 ... And then everyone will decide to be nice to each other, right? Now I know why I was such an a$$hole as a teen - I owned a firearm!

# Nov 1, 2011 @ 12:31 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. Breakdown88 writes:

Pisses me off that sh** happens like this STILL. Attacking the innocent? Really? Isn't it a widespread message that doing any harm to someone who minds their own buisness makes you a bad person? Do people actually strive for this?

Sure poor upbringing can lead to idiots on the streets with guns, what we need is lisences to raise kids. Make parents pass a course before their pregnancy can be approved. Otherwise force abortion or send their kid to some community retarded parents abandonment center. I'm sure many would oppose forced abortion, but SERIOUSLY WHO SHOOTS A GUY BEFORE HE GIVES YOU HIS f***ING WALLET?!!

Goddamn idiots.

I was at a show and some retard hardcore-flail dancer elbowed me in the jaw out of nowhere and it was fractured. I took the f***er down but then 6 of his friends jumped me.. I still can't run and had to eat no solid foods for a month.

And I thought that was bad.... f***. a$$holes. I hope they find that guy and flay him alive.

# Nov 1, 2011 @ 5:44 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. R10 writes:

Yea,this is a pretty pathetic and unfortunate incident. Just goes to show theres alot of depraved and desperate people out there. Didnt Bacerra get shot in a drug deal gone bad Sonic? I thought he was buying weed or selling,the guy shot him,robbed him also.

# Nov 2, 2011 @ 10:35 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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Guns are for p***ies.

# Nov 3, 2011 @ 8:24 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. KMADD writes:

Yeah thats total dikken there. I use to deliver pizzas all over indpls i consider myself lucky i didn't get shot or robbed. There is some shady mofos out there. Hope he recovers.

# Nov 3, 2011 @ 11:37 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. glenna writes:

tony man i wish u all the best. i hope someone gets that bastard. get well soon bub, well miss u.

# Nov 11, 2011 @ 7:11 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. hellrat writes:

Hey Crawfish...I love my guns, grew up on 'em...my dad gave me my first firearm when I was six, a wonderful single shot .410...still have it

I suppose that makes me a fvcking pvssy eh?

Perhaps other tools that are abused by kooks should fall into your ass-spray categorization also?

Let's see...Knives, hammers, explosives, automobiles, shovels, axes, etc...

Hell, we should cut off our fists and forbid the carrying of sticks as well eh?

Frikken city folk...NO goddamned common sense, but quick to point fingers in their shameless fvcking ignorance...

I think I'll take the 20 double for a walk tomorrow and kick up some quail...them little rockets make for some fine shootin', and even better feedin' :)

# Nov 12, 2011 @ 1:30 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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