Live bullet fragment injures Cape Dorset boy
Kids hammered .22 calibre shell with a rock
A Cape Dorset boy was wounded in the thigh June 29 after he and four other boys began playing with live .22 calibre bullet they found on the ground, a Nunavut RCMP news release said.
When one of the boys began hitting the bullet with a rock, the round exploded and another boy was struck in the thigh by a shell fragment.
The injured boy was treated at the local nursing station and is expected to make a full recovery.
The RCMP urges people to properly store firearms and ammunition, and if anyone finds unused ammunition, to handle it carefully.