Marine accidentally shoots college student in the head

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By Michael Swaney

A 20-year-old college student survived being shot in the head while in her apartment in San Diego.

Daria Tolokonnikova was studying on her bed just before 7 p.m. last week when she was knocked onto the floor from her bed.

She immediately noticed she was bleeding from the back of her head.

“I started blacking out. Everything immediately blacked out. I fall down on the ground for a second or two,” Tolokonnikova told NBC San Diego.

The cause of the injury was determined to be from a 9mm bullet fired from the neighboring apartment.

Luckily, the bullet only grazed Tolokonnikova’s scalp and only required stitches in the hospital.

“I am scared right now to go to my room. I am just very scared to go to my room. When I hear some noises, I get terrified,” she said.

Police say the person responsible for firing the bullet was 22-year-old Marine Corps Cpl. Samuel C. Hernandez.

The police report indicates it was an accident that occurred while he was “practicing his gun handling skills,” according to NBC.

“I was being stupid and put my finger in the trigger and played stupid games,” Hernandez told police.

Hernandez, who is assigned to Marine Aircraft Group 41 based at MCAS Miramar, was arrested on suspicion of negligently discharging a firearm and later released on bail.

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