Shooting Victim Continues Recovery

Friends and family are continuing to surround Brendan “Dan” McKown, 38, with prayer and financial support. McKown was critically wounded during a shooting spree on Sunday, Nov. 20, 2005, when Dominick Maldonaldo, 20, allegedly opened fire in the busy Tacoma (Wash.) Mall.

Seven people were injured by the shots, with McKown’s injuries being the most severe. McKown may face partial paralysis as a result of the shooting. Already, McKown has regained some use of his right leg.

More than 45 stand-up comedians hosted a comedy night fundraiser for fellow comedian McKown to help offset his medical expenses as he has no medical insurance.

McKown, who works as an assistant manager at Excaliber Cutlery & Gifts, is the son of Roger and Beverly McKown, prison ministry advocates who attend the Yelm (Wash.) Church.

“We are not angry,” Beverly McKown told The Seattle Times. “We are praying for Dan, and we are praying for this boy [Maldonaldo]. God is a healer.”

Readers may visit www.danmckown.com for more information.

January 01, 2006 / Washington Conference
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Heidi Martella