Kedah Mother Was Injured By Stray Bullet From A Shooting Range 500M Away From Her House
She was watching television at home.
A woman in Pendang, Kedah, was injured by a stray bullet from a shooting range 500 metres away from her home yesterday, 18 October
The 29-year-old woman was at home as she had been in confinement after childbirth two weeks ago
"I was resting while watching television with my newborn baby, who was sleeping beside me," Nur Fatihah Azaini was quoted as saying by Kosmo.
"I heard a loud noise, like something falling from the roof, and then something hit me on the face," the new mother, who is a nurse at the Penang Hospital, added.
The woman then asked her mother to take her to the clinic as she panicked from the mass amount of blood on her face.
She was eventually referred to the Sultanah Bahiyah Hospital (HSB) in Alor Setar for further treatment.
While she has since been allowed to return home from the hospital, Nur Fatihah said she is still traumatised by the incident
"I'm just grateful that there was no serious injury," she told New Straits Times today, before expressing her hope in a police investigation regarding the incident.
"Now I'm afraid to sit in the living room, I'm just going to sit in the bedroom from now on," the 29-year-old new mother added.
It was later revealed that the stray bullet was from an M16 rifle used for shooting practice at the Pendang district police headquarters shooting range
New Straits Times reported Pendang district police chief DSP Arriz Sham Hamezah as saying that the shooting practice was "under police supervision".
"Although checks showed that the training session was in accordance with standard operating procedures, we are still investigating the incident to ascertain the exact cause," Arriz said.