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Young man hit in the eye by exploding bullets that friend threw into bonfire

By Mason White 3:15 PM July 8, 2016
Man enjoying bonfire (illustration) 

By: Feng Qian
A man was rushed to a hospital with an eye injury after his friend threw bullets into a bonfire in middle of the night, according to police in Canada.

Police in Austin, said that the incident unfolded on Saturday around 4:00 a.m., as a group of friends spent the night around a bonfire for Canada Day.

According to the police investigation, five people were drinking alcoholic beverages while sitting around bonfire when a 21-year-old man began throwing bullets into the fire.

The bullets then exploded, and fragments hit a 23-year-old man in the eye. He was taken to a hospital, where he was treated and released.

The 21-year-old man was arrested, but so far, no charges have been filed. Police said that alcohol led to the suspect’s poor decision.