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Veteran shot over bicycle

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DETROIT (WJBK) -

A Detroit man, man riding his bike home from work, is targeted by crooks and shot in the leg.
    
His family is outraged. They can't understand why anyone would shoot someone over a bicycle.

Rick Neely is a 54-year-old. An army veteran who worked for a steel company for 20 years before losing his job in the economic crisis. Now, he rides dozens of miles to work each evening for his midnight shift at a packing plant.

But Monday morning, as he was riding home about 5:30, his family says four men on bicycles surrounded him - demanded his bike. They then shot him in the leg.

Neely has had his bike stolen twice before. He just got a new one last week. Now it's gone too and he's hospitalized.

Neely will recover from his gunshot and his surgery.

His sister bought him another bike and they're praying he'll be able to ride again soon.

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