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Oheka Castle Owner Speaks Publicly For First Time Since Shooting

on March 10, 2014

CBS New York

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Two weeks after being wounded by a masked gunman, the owner of Long Island’s Oheka Castle is speaking out publicly for the first time.

Gary Melius released a seven-minute video statement Monday.

The 69-year-old developer and major political donor was in his Mercedes-Benz in the Gold Coast estate’s parking lot when a masked gunman shot him once in the head on Feb. 24.

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In the video, Melius, who was released from the hospital last Tuesday, has a protective patch over his left eye and bandage on his scalp.

He said he is thankful for his family and is recovering.

“I want you to know that I’m healing, I’m getting better and I’m looking forward to just starting over again,” Melius said. “Oheka is alive and…

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