A former Harrisburg Heat Captain is speaking publicly for the first time since being shot in the arm, leg and back. Jason Hotchkin discussed his recovery from a mid-summer shooting at Sports City, in Harrisburg.
In August, Hotchkin broke up a fight involving a friend in suburban Philadelphia. He was in Chester County for a youth soccer event. But someone shot him and for a while, he was in the hospital in critical condition. He doesn’t know when he’ll play soccer again, but he’s getting stronger everyday. In the past two months, Hotchkin’s gone through surgery and physical therapy. He’s also down 25 pounds. He still has trouble walking because of nerve damage in his right leg.
Hotchkin says, “Those injuries are catastrophic in most cases and most people don’t walk away and I’m a firm believer that God was watching out for me.”
He’s down 25 pounds and understands it could take 18 months for his nerves to heal. His attorney, Scott Cooper says the Criminal Investigation is ongoing. He says the attack was unprovoked. Police arrested Curtis Zebley, 25, for the shooting. He’s charged with attempted murder.