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San Diego TV sports anchor goes home from hospital 8 days after he's shot outside house

02/18/2015 10:36 EST | Updated 04/20/2015 05:59 EDT
SAN DIEGO - A San Diego television sportscaster left the hospital Wednesday, eight days after he was shot outside his home in what prosecutors say was a dispute with a house painter.

Kyle Kraska released a statement through his station KFMB-TV, the CBS affiliate where he has been the evening sports anchor since 2003 and hosts the San Diego Chargers postgame show.

"I can't thank you enough for all the prayers, blessings and well-wishes that have been pouring in over the past eight days. After awakening from a four-day medically-induced coma, I have begun the long process of healing," Kraska's statement said (http://bit.ly/1CKNdEo). "I am happy to report the remarkable news that I was released from the hospital today and now my fight will continue from home with my family."

Kraska was shot six times and had injuries to the stomach, chest and limbs. He had multiple surgeries during his stay at Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla.

House painter Mike Montana, 54, pleaded not guilty to attempted murder earlier this week in the Feb. 10 shooting.

Police say Montana was in a dispute with Kraska over work done on the reporter's home. He surrendered to authorities the same day after a SWAT standoff at his home in nearby El Cajon.

He is being held on $750,000 bail.

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