TURNER — Maine State Police say a stray bullet from a 9mm handgun struck a Lewiston man in the face Sunday while he was playing disc golf.

Cameron Hart Photo submitted by the Hart family

Cameron Hart said he was at Stevens Mountain View Disc Golf Course when he heard gunshots.

“We were just walking up and the guy started shooting,” Hart told WGME-TV. “I believe the second round hit me.”

The bullet struck Hart in the face as he was playing. He underwent surgery at a Lewiston hospital to remove the bullet from his cheek, according to police.

Troopers said a neighbor of the course was shooting a 9mm handgun at targets on his Pearl Road property. A bullet likely ricocheted off another object.

Troopers interviewed the man Sunday but declined to release his name. They said he is cooperating with the investigation.

His gun will be examined at the Maine State Police Crime Lab, police said, and additional investigative work will be completed before the case is reviewed by the District Attorney’s Office.

No charges had been filed as of Tuesday night.

Stevens Mountain View Disc Golf Course on Pearl Street in Turner. Facebook photo

 


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