A man was dining on the patio of a country club in North Carolina when he suddenly grabbed the top of his head, law enforcement said.
He thought an insect had bitten him, but it was a bullet.
MPs were called to Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro just before 7 p.m. Tuesday after the 57-year-old was struck by a stray bullet, the Guilford County Sheriff’s Office said in a press release. Spokeswoman Lori Poag told McClatchy News the bullet “grazed the outermost layer of her scalp” and caused bleeding.
The man, whose name has not been released, has chosen not to be taken to hospital. Poag said first responders treated him at the scene instead.
“Preliminary inquiries from the Sheriff’s Office determined that the victim was not targeted and it appears that the shooting was accidental at that time (possibly from a bullet fired into the air at some point). distance), but the investigation is continuing, ”the sheriff’s office said.
The incident happened at 6:53 p.m. on Sedgefield Patio, where the man is said to have dined. The private club hosts the Wyndham PGA Tour Championship and is owned by McConnell Golf in Raleigh, according to its website.
The man was initially unsure of what hit him until MPs arrived and discovered a bullet on the ground, Poag told McClatchy News. She said investigators believed the bullet came from a gun that could have been fired up to a mile away.
“No one who was on the terrace eating with him remembered hearing the sound of a gunshot,” she said.
MPs also surveyed the neighborhood, Poag said, but no resident said he was outside shooting a gun, and they heard nothing.
Anyone with information is urged to call the District 3 Sheriff’s Office at 336-641-6691.
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