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Boy, 9, saved by crucifix necklace that stopped stray bullet penetrating his chest in Argentina


Divine intervention! Miracle of boy, 9, saved by his crucifix necklace that stopped stray bullet penetrating his chest as he played outside his Argentinian home

  • Tiziano was playing with family on New Year’s Eve outside his home in Las Talitas
  • The nine-year-old was struck by a stray bullet and was taken to hospital
  • But he suffered only superficial injuries and was released within an hour
  • His family then found his broken crucifix on the ground beside the bullet 

A boy has cheated death after his crucifix necklace stopped a stray bullet from penetrating his chest in Argentina.

Tiziano, nine, was shot on the doorstep of his home in Las Talitas on New Year’s Eve but was saved by what his mother described as a ‘miracle’.

The youngster was celebrating the end of year festivities with his family and was playing with his sister and cousin.

A boy has cheated death after his crucifix necklace stopped a stray bullet from penetrating his chest in Argentina

A boy has cheated death after his crucifix necklace stopped a stray bullet from penetrating his chest in Argentina

Tiziano, nine, was shot on the doorstep of his home in Las Talitas on New Year's Eve but was saved by what his mother described as a 'miracle'

Tiziano, nine, was shot on the doorstep of his home in Las Talitas on New Year’s Eve but was saved by what his mother described as a ‘miracle’

He felt a sudden pain in his chest and saw a bullet on the ground next to him.

Tiziano was taken to hospital where doctors found only a superficial wound which was treated within an hour.

After he returned home, the boy’s aunt found his crucifix necklace on the ground.

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The silver cross which Tiziano had received as a gift from his father David, 36, had a hole in the middle where the bullet had entered.

Tiziano was taken to hospital where doctors found only a superficial wound which was treated within an hour

Tiziano was taken to hospital where doctors found only a superficial wound which was treated within an hour

The silver cross which Tiziano had received as a gift from his father David, 36, had a hole in the middle where the bullet had entered

The silver cross which Tiziano had received as a gift from his father David, 36, had a hole in the middle where the bullet had entered

The boy said he hadn’t realised the crucifix had saved him until he saw the necklace which fell off in the shooting.

His mother Alejandra said Tiziano was blessed and is a blessing to her and his father.

She said: ‘He is here thank God. For us it is a miracle. 

‘We took him to church, he talked to the Father, He told him that he has been blessed. Anything could have happened to him. For us it is a miracle.’

Local media have also described the story as a ‘New Year’s Miracle’. 

The boy said he hadn't realised the crucifix had saved him until he saw the necklace which fell off in the shooting

The boy said he hadn’t realised the crucifix had saved him until he saw the necklace which fell off in the shooting

His mother Alejandra said Tiziano was blessed and is a blessing to her and his father

His mother Alejandra said Tiziano was blessed and is a blessing to her and his father

Police have been informed and an investigation is underway to find out who fired the bullet.

They said: ‘The event took place around 10pm on December 31 2020. 

‘A 9-year-old boy named Tiziano, from the neighborhood of Las Talitas, checked in with his father into the ER of the Baby Jesus Hospital in the southern part of the capital city with a superficial wound in the thorax, produced by a firearm.

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‘After being checked thoroughly by several doctors on staff for 48 minutes, the boy was released.’ 



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