The projectile broke the skin but didn't penetrate - leading investigators to believe it could have come from some distance.
The 15-year old student told detectives she was waiting for her mother to pick her up after drama practice when she heard a snapping sound and felt pain in her upper right thigh. The girl was later picked up by her mother and EMS workers were called to their home in the Hunters Crossing subdivision late Wednesday evening. Ambulance workers say the mother drove her daughter to Cape Fear Valley Medical Center where she received treatment to a minor wound.
Deputies say a .22 Caliber bullet can travel up to two miles from the place that it's fired.