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Stray bullet hits man eating outside at Sedgefield Country Club

Guilford County Sheriff's Office said the man was eating outside when a stray bullet hit him in the head.

GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. — The Guilford County Sheriff's Office is investigating after a man was hit by a stray bullet while dining outside on the patio at Sedgefield Country Club Tuesday evening. 

The sheriff's office said the 57-year-old man was hit on the head by a stray bullet. He declined medical treatment at the scene. 

WFMY News 2 reached out to the man, who did not want to be named. He said he pulled the bullet out of his head while sitting at the table eating. He said he went to the bathroom and realized he was bleeding. 

The man said the bleeding eventually subsided, but after the incident decided to get checked out on his own. 

The man said the staff at the Sedgefield County Club was very attentive and did a great job helping him through the situation.

Investigators determined the man was not targeted and it appears the shooting was accidental. They said it was possibly a bullet fired into the air from some distance away. 

The man said he hopes others will be mindful of the public's safety.

Anyone with information concerning this incident is encouraged to contact the Sheriff’s District 3 Office at 336-641-6691.

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