Woman recovering after being hit by stray bullet

By Evan Johnson - bio | email

GUYTON, GA (WTOC)- Police say 45-year-old Kim Dasher was pushing her husband in a wheelchair on Sandhill Road in Guyton when a bullet came out of nowhere. She was taken to Memorial University Medical Center.

Dasher underwent a four hour major surgery to help heal her wounds. She's now lying in a hospital bed recovering, and is expected to be okay. Dashers sister, Ramona Gay said, "She's perfectly innocent and one of the sweetest people you'll ever meet in your life, and now she's in the hospital, hurting bad."

The shooting happened Sunday. It's not believed to be intentional, but rather a bullet that went astray from someone hunting in the nearby wooded area. Dasher's brother in law, Curtis Gay said. "There are several hunting clubs that are in that area and what we believe happened is someone was either target practicing or shooting at one of the hunting clubs behind our family property and a bullet strayed and somehow through there and hit Kim."

Family members say the bullet hit Dasher in her right side, piercing and breaking her hip bone.  They're now asking anyone who was in area shooting to come forward.

"Whoever was out there at the time of the shooting and target practicing, how about coming forward to the sheriff's office," said Curtis Gay.

Dasher is known for always having her grandchildren at her home. The family is glad none of the children were hurt, but still want people to be more responsible.

"I want people who have these kinds of guns and bullets just to be aware of their surroundings. There are people who live around where you're at.  Bullets travel a long way I found out, a long way," Gay said.

Dasher is expected to make a full recovery.

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