NC woman struck in head by neighbor’s stray bullet


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Submitted: Tue, 06/25/2013 - 2:44am
Updated: Tue, 06/25/2013 - 12:14pm
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FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) – A North Carolina woman is hospitalized after being struck in the head by a stray bullet that ripped through the wall of her apartment.

Fayetteville police said Monday they’re looking for someone who goes by the nickname “Champ” known to hang around the neighborhood where 57-year-old Lillian Alcala lives.

She was sitting at a computer in her living room Sunday night when she was shot. Police say the woman told officers she felt something hit her head and thought she had been struck by lightning because it was storming. Alcala later found a bullet hole in the wall shared with a next door apartment.

Police say she is fair condition at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center after surgery.

Officers questioned two of Alcala’s next-door neighbors. No arrests have been made.

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1 Comment

  • Dennis V-Y says:

    Some media sources have reported the bullet not even piercing the skin and that the woman was treated as a precaution and released. So, what’s the true story? Facts, please!

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