Tuesday, November 4, 2008 , Updated 8:10 a.m., November 5, 2008
UPDATED: Stray bullet injures woman at Texas Motor Speedway
DON'T SHOOT A BULLET INTO THE AIR. What goes up comes right back down. It's called gravity.
Kerry "Jill" King was struck by a bullet inside her RV Sunday at Texas Motor Speedway. Police have determined the bullet was possibly a .50 caliber and probably fired "up in the air" by someone who was "very far away." And yes that's right, the bullet went through the RV roof and through King's arm before it lodged into a wall. King is recovering at Harris Methodist Fort Worth Hospital. How many times do we have to tell people not to shoot a bullet into the air?
UPDATE: Not sure how this one is gonna shake out, but a Benbrook man taking target practice with his .50 caliber Vulcan rifle five miles from Texas Motor Speedway thinks he may be responsible for the stray bullet. If it was his bullet, Kennith Jaramillo could be charged with deadly conduct for recklessly firing a weapon.
According to the Vulcan website, their .50 caliber rifle is "capable of hits at ranges exceeding one mile." Might want to revise those specs.
Posted by Laura S./Updated by Alex B.
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