Woman shot in leg didn’t realize it had happened until days later

Florida woman shows where she was shot in the leg. She didn't know she'd been shot until several days later. (Photo by WESH via NBC News)

DELAND Fla. – A DeLand, Florida woman celebrating with friends at a cafe on July 4 felt something strike her leg.

Days later she learned it was a bullet.

Heather Charlebois felt something hit her leg and she had a visible injury, but she thought she was hit by fireworks until Wednesday when she went to the hospital for treatment.

X-ray showing a bullet in the leg of a Florida woman who didn't realize she'd been shot until several days later. (Photo courtesy WESH via NBC News)
X-ray showing a bullet in the leg of a Florida woman who didn’t realize she’d been shot until several days later. (Photo courtesy WESH via NBC News)

Doctors found a .38-caliber bullet lodged four centimeters deep in her thigh, and so close to the femoral artery that they wouldn’t remove it.

“It’s just crazy, you know? It’s kind of surreal and cool and not cool, and it made me mad and it made me laugh,” Charlebois said.

 

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