Dude on local news is completely unfazed after being shot in the chest

'A little, petty wound.'


Miles Klee

Internet Culture

Published Jan 29, 2016   Updated May 27, 2021, 7:19 am CDT

Devon Hawkins said he was relaxing as usual at home in Quincy, Illinois, when a stray bullet came through a window and struck him in the chest—and his immediate thought was not of himself, but his son’s safety. 

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It could have been just another sadly unremarkable incident in gun-addicted America were it not for the fact that Hawkins later that same night spoke to a local news correspondent about it, embodying an almost supernatural chill as he explained that he wasn’t “trippin'” about the “little, petty wound” he suffered in the shootout.

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What would it take for Hawkins to lose his effortless poise? We sincerely hope to never find out.

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*First Published: Jan 29, 2016, 5:36 pm CST