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Eugene shooting victim speaks out

"He took away the joy of my life. Painting and playing guitar were my two favorite hobbies. Now, I can't even do that."

Posted: Jul 9, 2021 1:44 PM
Updated: Jul 9, 2021 8:00 PM

EUGENE, Ore.-- A man who was shot three times in Eugene last April says he's furious that the man who pulled the trigger may be released on bail.

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Greg Hall said he used to enjoy painting and playing guitar, but is unable to participate in those activities anymore because he has significant nerve damage in his left arm.

"He took away the joy of my life. Painting and playing guitar were my two favorite hobbies," Hall said, "Now, I can't even do that." 

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Hall's girlfriend, Cindy Rivera, has created a Facebook fundraiser to raise money to pay for Hall's medical expenses. She reflected on the day the happened.

"I [got] out of the car and I go, is everything okay? and he goes 'honey, I don't feel good. I've been shot' and then that guy, Darren takes off running," Rivera said.

The man accused of shooting Hall is Darren Woods, 55. He appeared in court Friday morning but a judge did not rule on whether bail should be reduced. It was initially set at $250,000.

Woods pled not guilty to four felony charges and one misdemeanor charge.

Those include Assault in the First Degree, Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Criminal Mischief in the First Degree, and Failure to Perform Duties of Driver-Property Damage.

"It's a new normal for me to wake up in pain and go to sleep in pain," Hall said, "I hardly ever get any sleep."

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