CHARLOTTE, N.C. – A stray bullet struck and injured a man selling food at the opening of a Cambodian Buddhist temple in Charlotte, and police say it appears to have come from celebratory Fourth of July gunfire.
The Charlotte Observer reports that 47-year-old Brandon Yam is paralyzed after being hit on the top of the head on Independence Day as the festival at the temple ended.
Family members tell the newspaper Yam had started packing his food and drinks when he was struck.
Police spokeswoman Jessica Wallin says it doesn't appear Yam was targeted. Wallin says investigators think he was hit by someone firing a celebratory shot into the air.
No charges have been filed.
Yam's sister says the bullet is still in his head as doctors wait for the swelling to subside.