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Mother Hit by Stray Pellet

KANAWHA COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A mother is in the hospital after an incident in St. Albans where she was hit by a stray pellet in the back of the head.

The incident happened Monday evening at the Riverfront Mobile Home Park in St. Albans.

According to a news release, Brittany Huddleston, 23, of St. Albans, was outside with her young child when she suddenly felt an impact to the back of head. At first, she thought a rock hit her.

Her family took her to CAMC Memorial to be checked out and doctors found that Huddleston was actually hit with a pellet from an air style rifle, deputies say. When she arrived at the hospital her head was a Still bleeding and the pellet was lodged under the skin.

Huddleston says she didn't hear gunshots or any other pellets striking close to her or her six year old son.

As of 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Huddleston was still under evaluation at CAMC Memorial.

The case is under investigation by the Kanawha Bureau of Investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the KBI at 304-357-0169 and speak with Detective B.K. Carper.


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