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Gaming Monitor Stops One Of 5 Bullets Shot At This Guy’s House, MSI Offers To Replace It
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Gaming Monitor Stops One Of 5 Bullets Shot At This Guy’s House, MSI Offers To Replace It

Malaysian student Eric Gan was fast asleep at 4 am on a Sunday morning when he was suddenly awoken by some loud banging sounds outside his Fresno, California apartment. While he first thought he was the victim of a break-in, it wasn’t until later that he discovered that his apartment was the backdrop to a shooting outside – five bullets had lodged themselves firmly within his living space.

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One bullet had gone through Eric’s bedroom wall, ending up in his ceiling. Another, lower bullet would’ve ended up inches from his bed while he slept, but was stopped by the hardy construction of his MSI gaming monitor. Remarkably, the heroic monitor was still functioning even after taking the shot. Eric took to Twitter to share his experience, where he gave a shoutout to MSI for making such a resilient product. “House just got shot by random stranger from the street,” he wrote. “Msi monitor got hit and blocked the bullet and still functioning. What a day.. shout out to @msiUSA.”

Giving an update on the situation, Eric said that he had spoken to Fresno police, and it would appear that the shooting was not targeted. They were merely the unfortunate backdrop to a random neighborhood shooting incident. It could’ve ended so much worse!

Image credits: ericgan98

Image credits: ericgan98

Image credits: ericgan98

Image credits: ericgan98

Image credits: ericgan98

After Eric’s tweets went viral, they eventually reached MSI themselves. They were only to happy to offer a replacement monitor to Eric, as well as donate money for retweets to an anti-violence charity. “To all gamers, we appreciate all your blessings to @ericgan98 his survival after random gunfire,” they wrote. “With Eric’s encouragement, now, MSI promises to donate $1 for every retweet this tweet receives up to $10K towards anti-violence charity. #BulletProofMonitor.”

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Image credits: ericgan98

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Image credits: ericgan98

Image credits: ericgan98

“My housemates and I will be moving out of this apartment after this semester,” Eric told Bored Panda. “My family back in Malaysia was really worried about the situation, being targeted for the shooting. The police told us later that it was just an unlucky event caused by a random shooting, and my parents felt a little better after getting that statement from the officer.”

“My parents are happy for me to stay on everywhere on this planet as long as I am safe. It’s the first time I experienced gunshots in my life, hence the reason why I wasn’t aware I was being shot because I have never heard gunshots before. Malaysia has strict gun laws!

If you are a gamer and want to check out Eric’s stream, you can do so here.

Here’s how people reacted to the bizarre incident

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Monika Soffronow
Community Member
3 years ago

"They were merely the unfortunate backdrop to a random neighborhood shooting incident. " Soooo ... Nothing To Worry About Then, Totally Normal. Do you (in the US) have any notion whatsoever of what an incredibly strange sentence this is?

Pamela24
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3 years ago

The title of the article that the Onion always publishes whenever another school shooting occurs, comes to mind... "There's no way to prevent this, says the only nation where this regularly happens."

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Tahani
Community Member
3 years ago

Drywall as an outside wall??? That is crazy... Here in Europe we have brick walls...That would scare me senseless!! But MSI is top! Great reaction as well as the 10k donation they are willing to make!

Daniel (ShadowDrakken)
Community Member
3 years ago

@Tahani cheaper houses have thick drywall covered in some form of façade. Usually vinyl siding these days, but older ones had wood or steel siding. But we have brick sided homes and brick wall homes here too.

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varwenea
Community Member
3 years ago

Thumbs up to MSI for an excellent response to an unfortunate incident that is scary, even if random. Seems like these random shootings are becoming more and more common in the U.S. Sigh.

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Monika Soffronow
Community Member
3 years ago

"They were merely the unfortunate backdrop to a random neighborhood shooting incident. " Soooo ... Nothing To Worry About Then, Totally Normal. Do you (in the US) have any notion whatsoever of what an incredibly strange sentence this is?

Pamela24
Community Member
3 years ago

The title of the article that the Onion always publishes whenever another school shooting occurs, comes to mind... "There's no way to prevent this, says the only nation where this regularly happens."

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Tahani
Community Member
3 years ago

Drywall as an outside wall??? That is crazy... Here in Europe we have brick walls...That would scare me senseless!! But MSI is top! Great reaction as well as the 10k donation they are willing to make!

Daniel (ShadowDrakken)
Community Member
3 years ago

@Tahani cheaper houses have thick drywall covered in some form of façade. Usually vinyl siding these days, but older ones had wood or steel siding. But we have brick sided homes and brick wall homes here too.

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varwenea
Community Member
3 years ago

Thumbs up to MSI for an excellent response to an unfortunate incident that is scary, even if random. Seems like these random shootings are becoming more and more common in the U.S. Sigh.

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