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100 plus people come out to support Ole’s shooting victim

Published On: Nov 18 2012 08:19:13 PM MST

100 plus people showed up at a benefit dinner to support a young Missoula man who's lucky to be alive.

NBC Montana told you when 21-year-old Adam Gallegos was shot during a robbery at Ole's in East Missoula this September.

 It's been a long road for Gallegos who lost a lung and had a stroke after being shot in the early morning hours, while working as a store clerk at Ole's.

Sunday night the Missoula County Sheriff's Office hosted a dinner in East Missoula for folks who came out to support the young man. The dinner raised money for Gallegos’ continued care. $10 dollars bought a plate of food donated by Charlie B's, and Neptune Aviation made a $1,500 contribution.

Raffle tickets and auction items also helped to raise funds, and some people showed up just to drop off a check.

Gallegos said he's grateful for the support. “It's a pleasant feeling. I’m happy, I’m excited,” he said Sunday night. “I never knew a community, so strong could be here supporting a single person.”

Donations can still be made in Adam Gallegos' name at the Missoula Federal Credit Union.