A man from Texas has died after shooting a woman in the neck on Saturday, only for the round to exit the victim and hit him in the leg.
26-year-old Byron Redmon is thought to have shot the female victim in an apartment close to the 2200 block of Medical District in Dallas, Texas.
Police responded to a report of a shooting but found the apartment empty, they discovered a blood trail that ran out into the street.
Minutes later, authorities received a call from the nearby Parkland Memorial hospital saying both the victim and Redmon had been found in a car with severe gunshot wounds.
Redmond was pronounced dead upon arrival at the hospital. Police have not released the identity or condition of the female gunshot victim.
It is currently unclear if the victim and the shooter knew each other, or the circumstances surrounding the attack, but Dallas police confirmed that an analysis of the apartment suggested the same bullet was responsible for the injury to the woman's neck as well as Redmon's fatal leg injury.
A statement by police said: "The preliminary investigation determined at the apartment, the male, Byron Redmon, 26, shot the adult female victim in the neck.
"The bullet then exited and hit Redmon in the leg. Redmon died at the hospital."
Keyonnah Monae, an acquaintance of Redmon, posted a tribute on Facebook saying: "You really hurt me with this one Byron! I still can't believe this real! I'm just waiting to get a notification saying you going live so we can crack up one more time... I know you ain't mean this way!"
Bullets frequently change trajectory when they hit a human body, as impact with organs and bones absorbs some of the bullet's energy and can cause it to take a different course upon exit. Low calibre rounds, such as the .22 cal ammunition compatible with a range of handguns, rifles, and other firearms, are known to ricochet off the bone and bounce around the body - or have their trajectory massively altered upon exit.