A Florida teen visited a Dayona Beach hospital Wednesday night for something supposedly-minor, a persistent headache, but doctors found something far more serious wrong with the 19-year-old. He had a fragment of a bullet lodged in his head.
Juanye Jones was one of three bystanders hit by crossfire in a recent shooting at Bethune-Cookman University on Monday, the Palm Beach Post reports. The teen believed he had only been grazed on the ear in the shooting, and didn’t seek treatment until days after the incident.
“I thought he was in there for something minor and then the police showed up,” a witness at the hospital said. “I hear he has a bullet in his head. He had a headache and now he has a bullet in his head.”
Doctors at Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center in Ormond Beach performed an x-ray and discovered the bullet fragment lodged behind his left ear. The doctors recommended he seek treatment at the nearby Halifax Health in Daytona Beach.
It’s unclear if he ever did. Jones left the Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center at 10 p.m, according to the Orlando Sentinel. Jones’s mother declined to comment and said her son would not speak publicly on the incident.
Authorities are offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the gunmen responsible for the university shooting.