Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Italian man shot in head sneezes out bullet

An Italian man who was shot in the head during a New Year's celebration is on the repair after sneezing out the bullet that got wedged in his head, European media reported on Tuesday.

Darco Sangermano, 28, was in the disreputably raucous city of Naples with his girlfriend when he was hit by a stray .22 caliber bullet in the temple duriing New Year's Eve festivities.

The bullet reportedly stabbed the right side of his head behind his eye socket and became lodged in his nasal passage.
He was rushed to a hospital crisis ward soon after midnight. While waiting for doctors, he sneezed the bullet out of his right nostril.

Doctors operated to remove bone fragments in his eye, but he was able to return to his hometown of Turin.
Sangermano will undergo laser surgery on his eye to repair retina damage, but is expected to make a full recovery.