10/22/2013 04:11 pm ET Updated Oct 23, 2013

Jeane Sams Shot In Leg By Man Committing Suicide

A Florida woman was shot in the leg last week by a bullet that had just traveled through the head of a suicidal man.

Jeane Sams was visiting her cousin, Yvonne Diaz, at Diaz's Port Richey home Wednesday might, the Tampa Bay Times reports. Sams went outside to take a phone call, and moments later, Diaz and her family heard a loud blast followed by banging on the door.

They opened the door to find Sams with a leg wound. She was rushed to the hospital with non life-threatening injuries.

Pasco County Sheriff's Deputies later determined that the bullet was the same one used by Diaz's neighbor, who shot himself in the head that night during an argument with his girlfriend. He died at the scene.

Also last week, a woman in Tennessee was shot in the shoulder when her upstairs neighbor was allegedly "playing around" with a gun and it discharged, sending a bullet through her ceiling.

And even earlier this month, an Arizona woman was killed when her boyfriend accidentally fired a handgun he had tucked into the waistband of his pants.



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