‘Took My Breath Away’: Former Navy SEAL Talks About Shooting

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BATH TWP., Ohio--Police are looking for witnesses as they investigate the shooting of a former Navy SEAL in a Bath Township parking lot.

Christopher Heben, 44, was walking into a grocery store on Friday when he was nearly struck by a vehicle.

After a verbal altercation, someone in the car fired a shot at Heben, striking him in the abdomen.

Heben described it this way to FOX 8 News, "The driver looks at the passenger and they visually agree on some course of action. The next thing I know I have this massive punch-type sensation to my abdomen, kind of doubled me over, took my breath away, you know."

The former Navy SEAL climbed into his car and started chasing the suspect vehicle.

At one point, he realized his injuries required medical attention.

He drove to the Bath Township Police and Fire Department and got the help he needed.

Heben was transported to the hospital. Doctors are amazed by his recovery.

"They were pretty impressed with how I was walking, up and walking the next day. I must get up and as a SEAL we are very kinetic individuals by nature, so nobody had to tell me to get up Saturday morning. It was just something I was driven to do," he said.

Police are looking at surveillance video as they try to find three suspects. The car is a dark grey sports car with a spoiler, tinted windows, and black rims.

If you have information on this incident, contact Bath police.

Heben is expected to fully recover from his injuries.