Originally posted by Andy Ceponis: What i dont get is that the paramedics didnt notice a bullet in her head.
As an Emergency Medical Technician (volunteer), here's my best guess on that one. The medics were most likely dispatched for "subject hit in head with fireworks" or something similar. Upon arriving on scene, the woman most likely told them she was hit in the head with fireworks. The article stated that it was a small caliber bullet. It was probably fired up in the air by someone who was "celebrating". So if it was fired in the air and then came back down to hit her in the head, the bullet had lost it's explosive force by the time it started descending back to earth. Being a small caliber bullet it did not have much mass and falling to earth the only thing acting on it was gravity. It obviously did have enough energy left however to penetrate her head, although probably not too deeply, and most likely with a pretty small entry wound. Upon examination of the woman's head, amongst her hair they probably saw a small wound that wasn't bleeding all that much. I would have to assume that the bullet itself was probably just deep enough to not be visible, especially given a little bit of blood, hair, and scalp was probably obscuring it. So the paramedics, seeing just a tiny wound, probably bandaged her up, asked her if she wanted to go to the hospital, and when she said "no" they went on their merry way. Of course it could have been totaly different than this, but that's just my best guess. Way more information than you were looking for I know. Jason
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