86-year-old Oletha Garret of Clyde, Texas was enjoying the weather on Sunday, working in her garden, when she was stuck in the hip by a stray bullet. She went through nine hours of surgery and was in the intensive care unit of Hendrick Medical Center before she succumbed to her injuries and died last night.
Oletha always said she wanted to live to be 100. Her daughters just want to warn people about the danger in the area.
According to the local sheriff, "It's not uncommon for people in the area to have target practice on their land. But their land is not big enough to contain the bullets. It's quite possible whoever fired the shot has no idea they actually struck someone."