Deland: A Florida woman says she was shot in the leg while sitting at a café on Independence Day, but she didn’t realise it until doctors found the bullet lodged in her thigh when she visited the hospital five days later.

A screen grab of a video shows Charlebois pointing to the wound. PIC/AP
A screen grab of a video shows Charlebois pointing to the wound. PIC/AP

Heather Charlebois said that after days of pain from what she initially thought was a firecracker, she went to a hospital. Doctors told her they had found a .38-caliber bullet lodged in her leg.

Charlebois says she was on the patio of Cafe Da Vinci in DeLand on July 4 night when she felt a pain in her leg. She checked it out in the bathroom, but there was little blood.

Police say there were no reports of gunfire but believe the bullet might have been fired into air from some distance away.