JOE NEARY wants the man who shot his brother off the street.
"This can't happen to somebody else. It's too painful," Neary said of the ordeal that began for his family last Tuesday, when police say that a gunman accosted Kevin Neary, 29, outside his Northern Liberties apartment and shot him in the neck, possibly paralyzing him.
"It's such a senseless act," Joe Neary, 31, said. "Right now, I just don't have words for it."
He said that his brother's spinal column is so severely damaged, he may never be able to move his limbs again. Yesterday he underwent the first of many surgeries at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital to remove loose bone fragments and to stabilize his neck, Joe Neary said.