Wounded WyCo deputy back home and doing well

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KANSAS CITY, Kan.  — A Wyandotte County Sheriff's deputy who was shot seven times at a Kansas City, Kansas, gas station earlier this month is back home, and his family says that he's doing well.

The family of Deputy Scott Wood told FOX 4 that he walked out of the hospital under his own power on Thursday.

"It's great. I never thought we'd be at this point when it first happened, but our faith in God brought us through everything,” said Wood’s wife Staci Wood.

Dozens of supporters gathered at a pancake breakfast in Shawnee on Saturday to raise money for Deputy Wood, who was shot during an apparent robbery attempt at a Kansas City, Kansas, convenience store on March 7.

Authorities have not yet charged any suspects in the shooting, which remains under investigation.

Staci Wood says that while her husband is making progress, full healing will take time.

"He can still talk. It's a little rough you know after surgery and stuff but he can still talk,” said Staci Wood. "We still have a long road ahead, it will be some time, but in time you know things will heal. You know he's a fighter, he's moving quite along.”

Another fundraiser for Deputy Wood and his family is set for his birthday on March 31 from 2-8 PM at the McDonald's on Shawnee Drive.

In the meantime, Wood's son Blake Wood says that his father is glad to be out of the hospital and doing what a lot of other people are doing this month.

"Sitting in the recliner watching TV.  Right now he's watching basketball," he said.

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