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The victim, an 11-year-old boy whose name was not released because of his age, was struck in the left wrist by a .22 caliber bullet riding the Old No. 2 Logging Co. Log Flume at the park, police said.

 

[Police spokesman] Winton said it appeared that someone fired the shotgun from outside the theme park and the bullet hit the child as it was falling. Winton said the bullet came from a gun that was fired at an angle.

The bullet, which did not fully penetrate the child's wrist, had slowed down significantly from the speed at which it was fired, Winton said.[1]

 

[1] Associated Press, Boy Hit by Stray Bullet on Arkansas Log Flume, Police Say, Fox News, September 5, 2006. http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,212231,00.html