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Va. mother shot in the leg while watching son's soccer game

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A Virginia mother was shot in the leg while watching her son's soccer game. She didn't even hear the gunshot.

While sitting with her daughter and husband watching her 11-year-old son play soccer at the George Hellwig Memorial Park in Manassas Sunday evening, Melissa Jaramillo felt a sudden stab of pain.

Jaramillo's husband happens to be an emergency medical technician, and after looking at the wound, he decided she may have been shot by a BB gun. It turns out that it was a small caliber bullet, possibly a .22 caliber round.

No one heard a gunshot, and Prince William County police say no one at the game reported seeing anything out of the ordinary.

Monday night's practice was canceled due to weather although a handful of kids were out using the field. The Northern Virginia Soccer Club sent an email alert to parents and is still working to determine whether to postpone its events going forward.

Jaramillo was hospitalized overnight. She says for now, doctors decided not to remove the bullet.

She is asking anyone with information about a gunshot in the area around 5 p.m. Sunday to contact police.

"It's a concern for the safety of everybody that’s out there,” she said. “Not just the kids, [but] the parents, the siblings and anybody who plays at that field."

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