Well, if it wasn't his lucky belt buckle before, it certainly is now.
"I went outside and heard the shots and I hit the floor," said 38-year-old Bienvenido Reynoso.
Bullet kept whizzing by for several long moments, one even striking a pound cake that was just above Reynoso's head.
Once the shootout subsided, Reynoso figured he had survived and got up. Little did he know he had come within a literal inch of an entirely different outcome.
It wasn't until later, when someone pointed out to him that he had a hole in his shirt, that Reynoso noticed something sticking out of his belt buckle.
"I am born [again] today," Reynoso told WPVI-TV.
Reynoso wasn't the only one spared by fate that day.
The shootout wasn't all happy endings, however: One man was shot in the stomach and taken to the hospital in critical condition.
No arrests have yet been made, but police say the incident is still under investigation.