Stray bullet bounces off Oregon woman’s head

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BEND, Ore. (AP) — Police say a Central Oregon woman suffered a small bump when a stray bullet crashed into her home and bounced off her head.

The Redmond Police Department says the woman watching television Monday when the shot was fired. The bullet went through a wall of her neighbor’s home and a fence before entering the woman’s home. It went through a picture frame and had slowed significantly by the time it hit her.

Redmond police Lt. Curtis Chambers told The Bulletin newspaper it was like being hit by a small rock. She said the incident was being overblown and declined further comment.

“She had a knot on her head. You could feel it, but it didn’t bleed or puncture anything,” Chambers told The Bulletin. “It was like having a small rock thrown at you.”

The victim’s neighbor was charged with unlawful use of a weapon, criminal mischief and reckless endangerment. Police say he wasn’t shooting at anyone.

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