6-Day-Old Infant Blinded by Hunter's Stray Bullet

But Shayne Iverson is expected to survive
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 1, 2014 3:55 PM CDT
6-Day-Old Infant Blinded by Hunter's Stray Bullet

Jeremie Iverson was sitting on the couch inside his family's Pittsburgh-area home Thursday, holding his 6-day-old son Shayne, when a bullet came through the window and hit the baby in the head. Authorities say the stray bullet came from a hunter's gun; the hunter had a permit, but authorities are still investigating whether state regulations were followed, WTAE reports; a decision on charges is expected this week. The baby's mother, Stefanie, says Shayne will survive, but was left blind by the accident, NBC Philadelphia reports. "He lost his vision, but that’s what probably saved his life," she tells the Indiana Gazette. "The bullet came out his orbital [eye socket] instead of going into his brain." (More accident stories.)

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