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Victim struck by stray bullet while outside in Maple Falls

MAPLE FALLS, Wash. — On Saturday, June 9th, about 12pm, first responders were dispatched to the 7100 block of Mount Baker Highway due to a report of person hit in the arm by a stray bullet.

Approximate location where the victim was shot

Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office Spokesperson Deb Slater said deputies and medics contacted the victim, a 54-year-old from Surrey, BC. The victim said they were hit in the arm while walking out to their car.

Whatcom County Fire District 14 aid personnel determined there was no need for immediate medical treatment. According to a person familiar with the incident, the victim returned to Canada and had the 45 caliber slug removed.

Slater said the victim did not want to pursue an investigation since there was no indication of where the bullet was fired from. WCSO deputies checked the surrounding areas but did not locate anyone shooting firearms at the time.

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