Shooting victim nervous about future while out of work

Published: Feb. 8, 2023 at 6:03 PM CST
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JONESBORO, Ark. (KAIT) - A Jonesboro man thought getting shot was bad enough, but he said thing got even worse.

Kenneth Vann recalled the moments his life flashed before his eyes after a disagreement turned violent.

Vann and his girlfriend were shot Tuesday, Jan. 31, on Cartwright Street. They drove to Johnson Avenue, where they were able to flag down a police officer.

“I couldn’t make it to the hospital, so I stopped over on the bridge, and I told my girlfriend I love you and I rolled out of the car,” he explained.

An ambulance took him to the hospital for treatment of his injuries.

Vann, who works with his brother at C’s Towing, said he has not been able to work since the shooting, putting a halt on his income.

Wednesday was one of the first days Vann tried to move around, making him realize how long it might be until he is back on the job.

“We were going today to my doctor’s appointment. I couldn’t even get out to push the gas pedal for him on the tow truck,” he said. “He’s trying to take me to my appointment and tow cars, and I couldn’t help him at all.”

Vann hopes to start physical therapy soon, but the part-time plumber and car expert is trying to get back on his feet sooner rather than later.

“I walked to the corner store, it takes about 20 minutes, but I am trying to get on my feet as soon as I can,” he said. “I need the money.”