GoFundMe created to help Cottonwood teen recover from gunshot to the face

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Courtesy: GoFundMe

COTTONWOOD, Ala. (WDHN) — A GoFundme has been set up to help a shooting victim in Cottonwood recover from his injuries.

Authorities say that David Raul Townsend, 20, shot Tyler Welch, 19, in the face on Hickory Grove Road. He survived but sustained life-threatening injuries.

According to the GoFundme by DeWayne Welch, Tyler Welch had to be taken to UAB for major surgery and at one point was on a ventilator. He has since come off of the equipment and was set to undergo surgery Monday.

However, Tyler Welch will need multiple surgeries to mend the damage caused by the gunshot.

“Any donations will go to Tyler’s family to help cover medical costs during this heartbreaking time,” the fundraiser states. “Please keep Tyler and his family in your prayers, they need all the support they can get right now as no one should have to go through a situation like this.”

So far, the family has raised $3,590 of its $10,000 goal. You can find the fundraiser link here: https://gofund.me/c46606f6.

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