A 23-year-old woman from Flanders was shot in the neck while studying in her garden last Wednesday. However, her response to the incident was a little unusual.
The student felt a sharp pain in her neck while revising at her house in the Flemish town of Keerbergen. She then noticed a bleeding wound and cycled to be consulted by her GP.
Her doctor could not find anything and, as a result, she was subsequently rushed into hospital.
A medical examination revealed bullet fragments in her neck, which required five hours of surgery to remove.
According to Het Laatste Nieuws, the Leuven Public Prosecutor's Office has opened an investigation into the incident.
The culprit remains unknown and it is unclear whether the shooting was deliberate.