Man wounded during Buddhist temple opening

The Associated Press

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CHARLOTTE — Charlotte police are still trying to figure out who fired a shot that struck and injured a man selling food during a festival for the opening of a Cambodian Buddhist Temple last weekend.

Forty-seven-year-old Brandon Yam is paralyzed after being hit on the top of the head on the night of the Fourth of July as the festival concluded.

Family members say Yam had started packing the food and drinks they were selling when he was hit.

Police spokeswoman Jessica Wallin said it does not appear Yam was targeted. Wallin says investigators think he was hit by someone who had fired a celebration shot into the air.

No charges have been filed.

Yam’s sister says the bullet is still in his head as doctors wait for the swelling to subside.