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.

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