Shot 9 times during mosque massacre, survivor overcomes fear

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CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — Temel Atacocugu was shot nine times during last year’s massacre at two New Zealand mosques in which 51 people were killed. A year after the shooting, he is slowly overcoming his physical and psychological injuries and has even found himself ready to face a childhood fear: sharks. Atacocugu no longer needs a wheelchair or cane and is playing soccer again with his buddies. He’s been seeing a psychologist who’s helping him work through the images and flashbacks that still haunt him. He says his whole life has been turned upside down but he’s spiritually stronger than before.

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