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Woman Realizes She Was Shot On July 4 Days After It Happened (Video)

| by Sean Kelly

A Florida woman didn’t realize until four days later that she’d been shot during a Fourth of July concert she was attending.

Deland, Florida, resident Heather Charlebois said she was out on the Fourth of July watching a band play outside a local venue called Cafe Da Vinci when, at around 10:30 p.m., she and her boyfriend heard a noise while sitting at a table, My Fox Orlando reported.

“We heard a loud pop and I felt pain in my leg, so we all assumed it was a fire cracker,” she told My Fox Orlando. Surveillance video from Cafe Da Vinci shows Charlebois walking away from the table with blood on her jeans.

For the next four days, Charlebois dealt with the pain of her injury — until friends finally convinced her to get it checked out. 

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“Yesterday everyone was telling me it looked like a bullet hole so they wanted me to go to the hospital, so I did,” she said. Doctors subsequently discovered that the injury was, in fact, a gunshot wound.

Police believe that somebody had been firing a gun in the air during a fireworks display outside of the restaurant, and that one of the bullets hit Charlebois.

Now, authorities — and Charlebois — are trying to figure out who fired the weapon.

“I'm all for firearms, you know. I'm not anti-gun, but I'm anti 'idiot carrying a gun!'" she said. 

Sources: My Fox Orlando, YouTube

Photo Credit: myfoxorlando.com