Updated 05/05/2009 06:18 AM
Survivor: Police thought I may have been shooter
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) - A still-hospitalized victim of the shooting rampage at a Binghamton, N.Y., immigration aid center says police initially thought he may have been the gunman – pointing their weapons at him as he lay badly wounded.
The survivor - a visiting scholar from China - was taking an English class at the center April 3 when he was shot multiple times. The 31-year-old newlywed tells The Associated Press he pulled a folding chair in front of him and played dead in hopes he wouldn't be shot again.
His teacher and 11 fellow students were killed by gunman Jiverly Wong before Wong committed suicide.
Police knew from a 911 call that the gunman was Asian so they couldn't be sure the wounded scholar was a victim until they were able to interview him at the hospital.
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