That’s one graceful recovery, especially on live television.
You’d never know Leanne Suter took an unprovoked BB shot to her hand while reporting live Saturday night. Suter, a reporter for Los Angeles news station KABC, was speaking live about major flooding while standing on the side of a roadway in Fontana, Calif.
That’s when she was unexpectedly hit with the pellet. The shot was fired while the studio rolled interviews with local residents, so the actual hit wasn’t captured on camera. But when the camera cut back to her, viewers could tell something wasn’t right.
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Perhaps it was her hemming and hawing. Indeed, there were a few more “umm”s and “ahh”s than usual following her injury. But Suter was able to regain her composure and cap off her broadcast. The only hint of injury was her exclamation, “Look at the blood!” as the camera focused back on her – and in the video, her hand appears to be wrapped in a towel, as well.
Authorities said Suter was taken to the hospital but quickly released. She wasn’t seriously injured in the shooting, which was traced to a nearby backyard. Two teenagers, 16 and 17, were arrested for assault with a dangerous weapon.
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