Stray Shot Hits Washington Man On The Nose - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Stray Shot Hits Washington Man On The Nose

SEQUIM, Wash. (AP) - A man was sitting in his back yard near Sequim when he felt a pain in his nose and it started bleeding.

The Clallam County sheriff's office says the man apparently was hit by a stray shot Saturday from people shooting at clay pigeons with a .22-caliber weapon a half-mile away.

Sgt. John Keegan told The Peninsula Daily News the bullet came down at a steep angle and hit the top of the man's nose. Medics took him to Olympic Medical Center on Port Angeles where he was treated and released.

Investigators talked to a witness who had seen a woman and two men shooting clay pigeons in a field about a half-mile from the victims home, which was hidden by trees.

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