A golfer playing a round at a Fort Wayne, Indiana golf course got the scare of a lifetime when his leg was grazed by a stray bullet on the 17th hole of Cherry Hill Golf Course.
Chad Voegeli said he heard several loud pops and felt something hit his leg, but didn’t realize it was a gunshot wound until he and his playing partners found a nearby bullet casing in the grass.
“We didn’t think anything about it until I got hit, then we ran away,” Voegeli told WPTA21 News. “I thought it was a golf ball, being on the course. Or a bee. I had no idea what it was.”
“When he said he’d been shot, I said, ‘whatever,'” Brian Gump, a member of Voegli’s group, told the news station. “I thought he was pulling my leg.”
Police arrived at the course and were able to clear the scene after interviewing Voegli. They did not confirm the identity of the shooter, but did say that it was believed to be accidental.
Golfers were able to continue to play after the officers finished their short investigation.
“I am just glad it wasn’t going straight at my leg,” Voegli said. “I’m just happy to be okay.”