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The family of a Washington state woman who was grazed in the head by a bullet says they can't prove it came from the neighboring shooting range, but a metal detector turned up more than a pound of bullets in their yard.
Linda Sperling of Brush Prairie is still recovering from a concussion. She considers herself lucky the bullet didn't do more damage when she was hit Jan. 26 while in her yard.
"It's just not my time," she told the paper. Brush Prairie is near Vancouver, Washington, just across the Columbia River from Portland, Oregon.
The Columbian reported Sperling's husband and son believe she was hit by a stray bullet from the Clark Rifles shooting range, which is next door. The paper reported that the shooting range has a number of ranges, with a 300-yard rifle range that points directly toward the property.
The vice president of the range, Dave Christie, says there's no proof. The sheriff's office says it appears to be an "unintended, unfortunate incident."
The Sperling family is considering legal action against the shooting range.
"It's kind of a danger zone," Andy Sperling, her husband, said. "Nobody deserves to be shot on their property."
The Associated Press contributed to this report