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Nurse shot by stray bullet in Chesapeake

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Posted at 11:24 PM, Jun 20, 2012
and last updated 2012-06-20 23:27:55-04

A nurse was shot in the stomach by a stray bullet in Chesapeake. 

"She kept saying she was afraid she was going to die, didn't want to leave her kids," said the homeowner Lorin Willis.

The 38-year-old was caring for Willis at his home on West St. Brides Street in Hickory.

"She said 'I been shot,' grabbed herself, fell on the floor," Willis said.

She had just wrapped Willis' foot. The man has trouble moving. He rushed to call 911.

"I had the phone in one hand, I put a bandage on her to stop the blood," Willis said. "She kept saying she's afraid she was going to die."

Chesapeake police are stumped at how the bullet hit the nurse. At first, they searched the home for a gun.

Willis said he didn't have one, but there was no way to explain what happened to the nurse. He hadn't seen her get hit, he only heard it.

"A little popping noise," Willis said.

Then police found a small hole in the siding. But where did it come from?

To say Willis' house is isolated is an understatement. Police don't know how far away the rifle was shot, but it had to take a weird trajectory to make its way over Willis' truck and through his home before hitting the nurse in the stomach.

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