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Michigan man's gunshot ordeal inspires him to become doctor

A gunshot victim whose life was saved by Detroit doctors has graduated from medical school and hopes to help others like the surgeons who treated him.

Kevin Morton Jr., 31, graduated this month from Michigan State University's College of Osteopathic Medicine, The Detroit News ( ) reported. One of the surgeons who saved him, Dr. Dharti Sheth-Zelmanski, participated in the ceremony.

Morton was a 22-year-old Oakland University student in July 2007 when someone shot him while he was sitting in his car after work in the Detroit suburb of Eastpointe. The bullet passed through his stomach, diaphragm, pancreas and two main blood vessels.

Morton was...