The owner of a lavish Long Island wedding venue shot last month on the sprawling grounds of his mansion released a video statement Monday thanking supporters and saying he is making progress on recovering from his wounds.
Gary Melius, owner of Oheka Castle, the upscale catering hall and hotel in Huntington, said in the statement that he believes God was watching out for him after he was shot in the head while sitting in his car outside the venue on Feb. 24.
His daughters drove him to the emergency room, and he was released from the hospital last week.
"I got a break ... but I guess God looked out for me, he's always looked out for me," Melius said in the seven-minute edited video statement.
Wearing a lavender shirt, with a bandage over his left eye and another on the side of his head, Melius tells the camera: "I want you to know I'm healing and getting better and looking forward to just starting over again."
Police have not disclosed any leads in the investigation into who shot the politically connected businessman.