Iraq Vet who served three tours of duty, shot in Antioch

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A decorated war hero who survived three tours of duty in Iraq is now fighting for his life after being shot in Antioch. (Iraq War hero Brandon Del Fiorentino moving into his mortgage-free home in 2012.)

Brandon Del Fiorentino is in critical condition after being shot on Golf Course Road in Antioch early Friday morning. It's the fourth shooting in Antioch in 48 hours.

"It's horrible that that would happen to him here. that he would survive his tours of duty and then come here and get shot," said Dorothy Harden, a neighbor who lives across the street from him.

The Marine veteran and Purple Heart recipient was shot multiple times while walking near his Antioch home.

Del Fiorentino served three tours in Iraq as a scout sniper instructor. He received a purple heart after suffering a severe head injury from an IED explosion.

In 2012, ABC7 News featured Del Fiorentino and his family as they were moving into their new mortgage-free home courtesy of a Bank of America program to help veterans wounded in combat.

At the time, the husband and father of three told us his focus, even in the worst of times was his family.

"When you're getting shot at regularly and blown up, the one thing that you think about most, when you have the time, is your family and that white picket fence someday you're gonna get," he said in that interview.

Antioch police are releasing no information about the shooting and have announced no arrests the city's fourth shooting in two days.
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