An Errant Shot?

A 69-year-old woman has been hospitalized in the ICU after receiving an impact in the eye from a pellet / shot fired by an air rifle or shotgun.

The incident occurred on Tuesday in Deifontes in the north of the province of Granada. She was at home when the projectile came through the window and entered her brain through the eye. Her state is said to be critical.

The shot appears to have come from a pinewood near the house – police are investigating the shooting. They have ruled out gender violence and are working with the hypothesis that it was simply an accident when somebody had been using the air rifle nearby and there had been a ricochet.

Police know that the woods that surround the victim’s house are frequented by hunters who practice with shotguns.

Editorial note: the press release first speaks of an ‘escopeta de plomos’ which is an air rifle or a shotgun but later an ‘escopeta de caza,’ which is usually a shotgun. To have had the force to travel that distance and penetrate so far into the victim’s eye, it must have been the latter. Perhaps Dids Hall could shed some light on this?

(News: Deifontes, Montes Orientales, Granada, Andalucia)

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