NEW THIS MORNING: Bullet grazes man in the head when shotgun misfires
WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — A man is recovering in the hospital this morning after police say a bullet grazed his head when a friend’s shotgun misfired inside a Wilmington home.
Just before 11 p.m. police say two men, who they say knew each other, were inside the home at 1201 Chestnut Street. Officers say it all started when one of the men was holding a shotgun, which he told police he keeps on him for protection.
That’s when police say the man’s shotgun chamber malfunctioned, firing a shot at the other man. They say the bullet from the gun’s misfire grazed the man’s friend in the side of the head. Police say the 22-year-old man was then taken to the hospital for the gunshot wound, and is recovering there this morning.
Police say since the two men know each other, the shooter only faces charges for discharging a firearm within city limits.
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