In Odessa, doctors took a bullet out of a child’s heart after a fatal “game”

The game of two young brothers with a loaded gun ended in injury for one of them.

Doctors removed a bullet from the child's heart / facebook.com/oda.odesa

In Odessa, cardiac surgeons successfully operated on a child who received a bullet wound in the heart.

This was reported by the press service of the Odessa Regional Military Administration. It is noted that on April 1, a 7-year-old child was delivered to a medical facility with a heart injury that occurred from a bullet hit.

“The hospital noted that the game of two brothers, 7 and 8 years old, with a rifle, which, as it turned out later, was loaded, ended in a wound. In particular, a wound to the left side of the chest wall with a bullet penetrating into the pericardial cavity (heart bag) and lesion of the posterior wall of the left ventricle of the heart.

The child was hospitalized on time / facebook.com/oda.odesa

According to the director of the Odessa Regional Children’s Clinical Hospital Pavel Georgiev, the child was born in a “shirt”, because the boy was hospitalized in time in the Tatarbunary multidisciplinary hospital and then transferred to Odessa, where he was operated on urgently.

“Our cardiac surgeons performed heart surgery and saved the child,” he said.

Now the boy feels better. Law enforcement agencies did not report this event.

Bullet in the heart / facebook.com/oda.odesa

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