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July 3, 2013

Woman kills herself, same bullet wounds ranger

BUFORD, Ga. — Police say the same bullet that a woman used to kill herself accidentally struck and wounded a park ranger.

Gwinnett County police say the bullet traveled through the window of a truck and then struck the ranger in the stomach.

D.P. Wright, a 70-year-old ranger for the Army Corps of Engineers at Lower Buford Dam Park, was shot the night of June 26 when he went to tell a 34-year-old woman sitting in truck that the park was closed.

Gwinnett County police Cpl. Jake Smith says investigators believe only one shot was fired because one shot was heard and a single shell casing was found.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported Monday (http://bit.ly/15bXR7e ) that Wright’s family expects him to be discharged from the hospital sometime this week.

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Information from: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, http://www.ajc.com

 

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