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Man Shot In Downtown Scranton Returns Home From Hospital

May 3, 2019

A man shot in the face with a shotgun left the hospital today, a little over a week after he was injured.

Len Floyd, 20, still has a couple of surgeries left but will continue his recovery at his Scranton home, he said today over Facebook’s instant messenger.

Floyd had been in Geisinger Community Medical Center since April 25, when police say Zodi Oprisko, of Plains Twp., shot him while they were both at stopped at Mulberry Street and Mifflin Avenue.

Oprisko, 32, is charged with four counts of attempted homicide for the attack and for a separate shooting on Interstate 84 the same day. Only Floyd was injured.

Police described the attacks as “random violence” and as Oprisko as “armed and dangerous.” Oprisko was arrested the next day after forcing his girlfriend to drive him around at gunpoint, police said.

Floyd said he does not know Oprisko.

The shotgun blast shattered bones on the right side of Floyd’s face.

Floyd said he believes he has about two more surgeries left.

Oprisko’s mother has said that her son is mentally ill and was dealing with the paranoia brought on by schizophrenia at the time of the shooting.

The Lackawanna County public defender’s office confirmed that public defender Sandra Stepkovitch has been assigned Oprisko’s case.

A message left today with Stepkovitch was not returned.

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