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Stray bullet strikes man in the head at Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro


GREENSBORO, N.C. (WGHP) — A Jamestown man was enjoying dinner outside at the Sedgefield Country Club on Tuesday night and ended up getting hit in the head with a stray bullet.

Adam Morgan, 57, spoke briefly on the phone with FOX8.

He said he was eating dinner just before 7 p.m., when all of the sudden, he felt pain on the top of his head.

Morgan told FOX8 he thought it was a golf ball. When he put his hand to his head, he pulled out a bullet.

That’s when he ran inside to the cafe and everyone sprang into action.

“The meet was going pretty quickly, and everything was going pretty smooth,” Jay Dodson said.

Dodson is a parent rep for Grandover Swim & Racquet Club.

He was working the swim meet between Grandover and Sedgefield, when all of the sudden he saw parents and coaches clearing the pool deck.

“I was looking up because it wasn’t thundering or lightning or anything,” Dodson said. “They were like ‘hurry up, get everyone inside.’ Once they got everyone inside, I saw one of our parents who had gone to the bathroom. She was the one to call 911.”

In that 911 call that FOX8 obtained, a woman told dispatchers, “a member just walked in bleeding from the head… he got shot out of nowhere. No one knows where it came from.”

Investigators told FOX8 that Morgan was eating outside on the patio by the 9th hole when a stray bullet hit him in the head.

“He was actually at a table right next to some children. He keeps saying he’s glad they didn’t get hit,” the woman told 911 dispatchers.

Dodson didn’t hear any gunshots and has no idea where the bullet came from.

He told FOX8 he doesn’t believe it was malicious, but there are still some obvious safety concerns.

“If you go shooting, do that in a gun club or out in the woods where you’re really safe,” Dodson said. “If you shoot up, it’s got to come down somewhere. You don’t want it to come down on anybody who’s sitting there eating dinner.”

The Guilford County Sheriff’s Office told FOX8 they are not pursuing any charges because it does not appear that it was an intentional act.

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