On Monday night, Purna Acharya lay on a hospital bed inside Baltimore’s Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. He still had serious pain in his stomach, where he had been shot Thursday while on the job at a Rite Aid warehouse in Aberdeen.
He was in stable condition, but a bullet remained lodged into the left side of his lower abdomen. He pointed at it.
If he hadn’t stood up a moment before the bullet struck, would he still be alive?
Three other shooting victims had died Thursday in the attack, and the suspect — temporary worker Snochia Moseley — had killed herself as well. Two other people had been injured.
Recuperating in his hospital bed, Acharya spoke to The...