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Maine veteran shot while playing disc golf in Turner

Cameron Hart says he and his friend were playing disc golf in Turner when a bullet struck him by his upper lip. (Courtesy of Hart Family)

LEWISTON (WGME) – A Lewiston man says he’s lucky to be alive after being grazed by a bullet while playing disc golf.

Cameron Hart plays disc golf at the Stevens Mountain View course several times a week. He says he never could have imagined being struck by a bullet while playing a game.

"I was very, very lucky,” Hart said. “God was with me that day."

A game of disc golf on Sunday became dangerous when Hart said he heard gun shots.

"We were just walking up and the guy started shooting,” Hart said. “I believe the second round hit me."

Hart says he was struck by his upper lip and taken to the hospital.

He says the rounds were being shot nearby off the course.

He believes the bullet ricocheted, hitting his face in the process.

"Doctors said inches or anywhere else and I'd be dead," Hart said.

Hart's friend, Maurice Clark, was playing disc golf with him when it happened.

"It could've been any of us,” Clark said. “It could've been my dad. It's just a hard thing to stomach really."

He and Hart say the disc golf course is safe and that the issue is not about guns, but the operators behind them.

"Maybe use your head before you use your gun," Clark said.

"When it comes to guns, there's no playing around," Hart said.

Hart's family looked over the scene with State Police to try and figure out how the bullet hit him.

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