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Thursday, July 06, 2017

Teen critically hurt from falling bullet

An Indiana teen was in critical condition Monday after being hit in the head by a bullet shot into the air like a firework, authorities said.

The 13-year-old boy was playing basketball with friends Saturday night in Hammond, just west of Gary, when he was struck in the head by a falling bullet and fell to the ground, according to WGN. Witnesses, unaware that he had been hit, thought that he was having a seizure and called an ambulance.

“At the hospital, it was learned that the child was struck from a falling bullet that was shot into the sky by someone in the nearby community,” Hammond police Lt. Steve Kellogg said told the Chicago Tribune.

He was airlifted to Comer’s Children’s Hospital in Chicago, where he was clinging to life Tuesday.

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4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Not possible, Myth Busters proved a bullet fired straight up reaches a point of stoppage, and then can only return to earth with it own terminal velocity of what gravity pulls on an object weighing something like 150 grains. That is grains, less than an ounce. Someone intentuly shot this kid.

Anonymous said...

.30 cal reaches terminal velocity at 204 mph. That is capable of penetrating human flesh. But hey, you saw it on tv so you must be right eh? It's all a big anti gun conspiracy rather than a story about some idiot shooting his gun into the air

Anonymous said...

Myth Busters?

That is hilarious.
You obviously don't know who and what they are.

Anonymous said...

US Army, and British Army did a study in WW2 about bullets from men shooting at planes flying over and the misses, it was found that bullets fired into the air and then fall can inflict small injuries such as bruises, said the bullets fall in reverse due to weight, so not falling point first.