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Monday
Mar102014

Long Island Castle Owner Speaks for First Time Since Shooting

ABC News(HUNTINGTON, N.Y.) -- Shooting victim and owner of Oheka Castle in Huntington, N.Y., Gary Melius released a video statement on Monday morning, his first statement since being shot by a mysterious gunman in February.

"I got a break. Whatever that means. I guess God looked out for me," Melius said in the video, according to WABC, ABC's New York affiliate.

The 69-year-old was shot in the head by a masked gunman while getting into his car in the castle parking lot.

Authorities have not determined who shot Melius. The castle owner is known to have a number of political and financial connections, though it is unclear whether those connections played a part in the attack.

"I want you to know I'm healing, getting better and just looking forward to starting all over again," said Melius.

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