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Stray bullet blamed for man's injury
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A Hinesville man is lucky to be alive after a possible stray bullet struck him in the head shortly before midnight Monday while he was in his home in the 100 block of Alcot Circle in the Griffin Park subdivision .

According to Hinesville Detective Captain Tracey Howard, officers responded to the residence and found the home owner bleeding profusely from a wound to his head.

Howard said the man was in his second floor bedroom when what is believed to have been a stray bullet pierced the wall of the home. The bullet struck the man on the top of his head, bounced off and got lodged in the ceiling.

The unidentified man, who was bent over at the time of impact, was treated at his home and declined to be taken to the hospital.

Howard said it was a small caliber bullet which was later found.

The detective said it may have been a stray bullet and they are seeking information on any potential accidental gun discharge in that area.

Howard said anyone with information is asked to call the Hinesville Police Department or call 911. The man moved to Hinesville 2 weeks ago from New York.

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