Galilee Woman Hit by Stray Bullet While Solving Crossword Puzzle

Woman lightly injured; cop: If bullet had deviated by a few millimeters, it could have been fatal.

A woman from the Lower Galilee suffered a head injury while was solving a crossword puzzle on Saturday, when a local hunter accidentally fired into her living room.

The woman, 30, was sitting on a rocking chair at the time; the bullet scratched her temple, causing light injuries.

"If the bullet had deviated by a few millimeters, the consequences would have been fatal," a police official said following the incident.

Magen David Adom emergency services later took the 30-year-old to a Haifa hospital.

Afula police found the bullet casing and discerned that it was a particularly large bullet meant for hunting.

After searching the surrounding premises, police took six hunters into custody for questioning. At the end of the investigation, officers arrested a 35-year-old hunter from a village near Nazareth.

The investigation found that the hunters had hunting licenses and were also licensed to hold their respective weapons. However, police suspect that the hunters shot from a range too close to the town, in violation of a law prohibiting such activity from a distance nearer than 500 meters from residential dwellings.

The man suspected of firing the bullet will be brought to the Nazareth Magistrates Court on Sunday where the police will request a remand extension.