by Hellcat

Tiger Army's website has confirmed the report that was run on several websites and message boards on Thursday:

"As some of you may have heard, Tiger Army drummer Fred Hell was hospitalized on the night of Monday, March 10th after being shot four times. He was at a friend's apartment in Chino, CA when two men with guns entered the apartment in what was apparently a home invasion robbery. The events that follow are confused, but after a struggle Fred attempted to flee to safety while one of the perpetrators shot at him from behind in an act of extreme cowardice. Fred was found in a parking lot, hit in once in the head, once in the chest and twice in the butt. He was airlifted by helicopter to a nearby hospital where he received multiple surgeries. His condition has stabilized and he was moved out of the intensive care unit Wednesday afternoon but he's still in the hospital at the current time. Amazingly, he's in good spirits, can speak and can move and feel his arms, legs, hands and toes -- thankfully his mind and memory appear to be okay. Anyone who's ever met Fred can attest that he's the nicest guy you'll ever meet and the last person who deserved to fall victim to such an act."

Everyone at Punknews.Org wishes Fred a quick and full recovery. You can send him a card or letter at the address below.

Send cards to:

Get Well Fred Hell
c/o Tiger Army
P.O. Box 29880
Los Angeles, CA 90029-0880