The man shot in Thanington last week has praised emergency services for keeping him alive.
Danny Mobey, who is in his 20s, suffered a fractured pelvis and a punctured kidney after he was attacked in Godwin Road on Thursday night.
Following the shooting, he managed to get as far as Oxford Road in Wincheap where he was picked up by an ambulance and taken to King’s College Hospital in London.
Mr Mobey said: “I just want to say a massive thank you to the emergency services for saving my life.
“I won’t be walking for a while and I’m lucky to even be here.”
Mr Mobey has inundated with messages of support from friends and family and has been receiving visitors in hospital.
“I would like to say a massive thank you to friends and family who have been helping me get through this hard and shocking time,” he added.
“I’m still in a lot of shock, but the main thing is that I’m alive.”
It is believed that on Thursday night two men in balaclavas pulled up in a silver Audi with blacked out windows and shot him in the stomach before speeding away.
Police are appealing for information about the attack, but admitted today (Monday) that they had still not yet made any arrests.
They have carried out extensive searches of the area and a forensic investigation of the scene.
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Their inquiries are on going and a motive for the attack has not yet surfaced.
Anyone with information can call Kent Police on 01843 222289 quoting 19-1619.
Alternatively, you can call Crimestoppers in Kent anonymously on 0800 555 111.