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89-year-old Rockwell woman grazed by stray bullet

ROCKWELL — An 89-year-old woman was grazed by a stray bullet, but not injured, while riding in a golf cart beside her son, Rowan County officials said.

Officials are continuing to investigate the Sunday incident.

The Rowan County Sheriff’s Department says four people were target shooting at a home at 1485 Cannon St. about 4:15 p.m. Sunday. At the same time, Etta Poole was riding in a golf cart with her son, Karry Broadway, in a wooded area near Lower Stone Church Road. The bullet went through the back of the seat, grazed Poole on the back and fell to the floor of the golf cart.

Poole was cut and was treated by Rowan County emergency responders at the scene. She was not taken to a hospital.

Broadway spoke with the people who were shooting to let them know that he had contacted law enforcement, reports said.

Officials said alcohol was not involved in the incident. All four people who had been target shooting stayed on the scene until deputies arrived and were cooperative, the said.

No charges have been filed.

— Shavonne Walker

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