A BOY was saved by his crucifix necklace when it stopped a stray bullet hitting his heart, his family claim.
Tiziano, nine, was at home celebrating the New Year with his family in Tucuman, Argentina, when he felt a shot of pain to his chest and a bullet casing dropped at his feet.
Thankfully, apart from a nasty shock, he escaped the terrifying ordeal with only minor injuries.
But while he was in hospital his aunt found his crucifix on the ground with a perfect circle through the middle.
The family now claim it saved his life by stopping the bullet from penetrating his chest.
Tiziano said that until his aunt sent him a picture showing the burn mark he was unaware that the crucifix had saved him, as all he remembered was losing his chain and finding the bullet.
His mother Alejandra, said that although some may believe the incident was an incredible stroke of luck or coincidence, she believes it was “a miracle” adding that Tiziano was blessed and is a blessing to both parents.
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David said the authorities have been informed and are conducting investigations to find the gunman.
However, he said the most important thing is that his son is okay.
There have been no updates on any arrests.