Man speaks out after being hit by bullet through ceiling
BROCKTON, Mass. (WHDH) -- A bullet burst through the ceiling of a Brockton apartment and grazed 23-year-old Seth Bouldry’s head Sunday evening.
“The sound of the shot and the pain itself was instantaneous, it happened so quick,” said Bouldry.
Bouldry was visiting his girlfriend, who was staying at her father’s apartment. The couple had just finished dinner when he sat down on the couch. Moments later, someone fired the shot.
Bouldry didn’t know it was a bullet that hit him.
“The pop and the pain was just so quick, I just grabbed my head and I was bleeding. The bullet bounced off and went to my left,” Bouldry said.
Bouldry’s girlfriend noticed the hole in the ceiling. She then found the bullet between the couch and a chair.
Bouldry said the upstairs apartment floor, fire wall and ceiling slowed the bullet.
“I’m just very lucky to be standing here right now,” said Bouldry. “If I was laying down it would have hit my face, it would have been a different story.”
Brockton police responded to the incident and recovered the bullet. Officials don’t know who fired the shot, but believe it came from a .357-caliber gun.
Bouldry was taken to Good Samaritans Hospital. He received four stitches and was released. He said he feels fine, but has some headaches. Overall, he feels lucky.
“I’m grateful that I’m alive right now. I know she’s grateful I’m alive. Whatever happened, they shouldn’t be firing guns in an apartment,” said Bouldry.
No arrests have been made.