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Man Fatally Struck By Stray Bullet While Playing Solitaire On His Birthday

| by Sarah Fruchtnicht

A Connecticut man died after being struck by a stray bullet while sitting inside his New Haven home on his birthday, police said.

Darryl McNair was playing solitaire in his office when he was shot. Friends and family gathered at his home earlier in the day to celebrate his 61st birthday.

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Police responded to a 911 call at 1:50 a.m. Sunday. They found McNair in an office area in his basement, NBC Connecticut reported.

People inside the home claimed they heard gunshots and then McNair said, “I’m hit.”

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He was on the ground when family entered the room.

McNair was pronounced dead at Yale-New Haven Hospital.

Sources: NBC Connecticut, WTNH-TV

Image credit: Flickr Creative Commons / Roger H. Goun