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Bullet shot into sky wounds Effingham man
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An Effingham County man got a rude awakening when a bullet fell from the sky, through his roof and struck him in the leg as he was asleep in his bedroom shortly before midnight on New Year’s Eve.

Shortly before midnight, Effingham County Sheriff's deputies responded to the 300 block of Sandy Hill Road in south Effingham County on a report of a person shot. Deputies found William Haymans suffering from a gunshot wound to his right leg.
Haymans indicated to deputies he was asleep in his bed when a bullet came through his ceiling and struck him in the leg. Fortunately, his injuries were not life threatening, but he did require medical treatment for his gunshot wound.

Effingham Sheriff Jimmy McDuffie advises that firing guns into the air is a serious safety hazard, one that can result in serious injuries, property damage and even death.

“Guns are not toys, and they are not a substitute for fireworks,” the sheriff said. “They should never be fired indiscriminately. What goes up, must come down, and if it’s a bullet, it could kill.”