After five surgeries, friends of Bozeman shooting victim James Armstrong tell us doctors are still working to save his leg- so they've set up a fund to help raise money for him.
Armstrong's longtime friend Nina Erickson said the Bozeman native loves the outdoors, and rides dirtbikes, hikes and snowboards.
But on September 20th, that all changed.
Police say 25-year old Cody Little shot 24-year old Armstrong and two others with a shotgun. Armstrong was severely wounded in the leg.
One of the other victims, L.J. Clayton, later died.
Erickson said Armstrong is hospitalized in Billings, and things aren't looking good in terms of saving his leg.
Despite the situation, she said he's keeping his spirits up.
But, Erickson said, she and her friends wanted to do more. So they set up a donation fund to help cover the rising medical costs, loss of income and travel expenses for family and friends to visit.
"This is one hundred percent going to James and his family- for anything like medical costs, anything having to do with his life- because he won't be able to work for a very long time," Erickson said. "We're just hoping that we can get the support he needs to recover, and get all the help that he needs- so that he doesn't have to worry about anything financially while he does that."
Erickson said their goal is to raise $7,000. Since the web page went public on Sunday, they've already raised over $1,600.