NC Man Partially Paralyzed After Hit In Head By Stray Bullet

Editorial use onlyClose up of new Glock 17 pistol. UK Armed Forces Issued New Glock 17 Handguns - 09 Jan 2013 The MOD has signed a GBP 9m contract to provide the Armed Forces with more than 25,000 new Glock sidearm... Editorial use onlyClose up of new Glock 17 pistol. UK Armed Forces Issued New Glock 17 Handguns - 09 Jan 2013 The MOD has signed a GBP 9m contract to provide the Armed Forces with more than 25,000 new Glock sidearms. Personnel across all three Services will begin to recieve the new Glock 17s in the coming weeks and troops deployed to Afghanistan will be among the first to use the new weapon. The Glock pistol will replace the Browning which after being used by the Armed Forces for more than 40 years. (Rex Features via AP Images) MORE LESS
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A North Carolina man was partially paralyzed after he was struck in the head on Saturday by a stray bullet at a festival celebrating the opening of a Buddhist temple in Charlotte, N.C., WSOC-TV reported.

Brandon Yam was serving food at the festival when a stray bullet fell from the sky, according to WSOC.

“We heard a pop and turned around and my dad was frozen,” his son Randy Yam told WSOC.

Investigators believe someone shot a gun into the air near the temple, potentially celebrating the Fourth of July.

Yam is being treated at the Carolinas Medical Center. His condition is improving, but he cannot move the left side of his body and struggles with speech, according to WSOC.

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  1. Avatar for marby marby says:

    more guns = more of this (regardless of whether the gun was owned legally or not)

  2. So is this shooting accidental, negligent, careless, patriotic, or an act of God (since the bullet fell from the sky)?

    The gun was undoubtedly fired by an untrained, law-abiding citizen celebrating his Constitutional right to do so.

  3. Another example of American exceptionalism.

    In any other country a citizen would not be able to negligently fire a gun into the air.

    God bless 'merica.

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