A Virginia man was shot in the stomach while kayaking Saturday night on an Anne Arundel County creek, according to the Maryland Natural Resources Police.
David E. Seafolk-Kopp, 56, of Reston, was out stargazing in a kayak on Bodkin Creek while visiting relatives in the area, when he saw a bonfire and heard what sounded like a party, FOX News reported. Then he noticed a red dot on his stomach, like a laser pointer. Soon after, he felt a sharp pain in his stomach.
Seafolk-Kopp was on the water until the next morning and didn't make it to shore until about 10:30 a.m. Sunday. He was discovered by a homeowner.
"The bullet entered near his rib cage, and they were able to easily extract it," a spokeswoman for the Maryland Natural Resources Police told The Baltimore Sun.
The spokeswoman told The Washington Post that the kayaker’s wound was not consistent with a self-inflicted gunshot, and police do not have any suspects in the shooting.
"Our officers are out in boats looking at the shoreline, seeing if they can see the remnants of a fire. Anne Arundel County police are working the shoreline on foot to see if they can find any remnants of this party," the spokeswoman told WBAL-TV.
Anyone with information should call (410) 260-8888.