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Man opens fire after mistaking blown transformers for gunshots, police say

Christopher Graham arrested in New Smyrna Beach

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NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. – A Volusia County man is facing charges after firing a gun outside his home because he mistakenly thought someone was shooting at him, according to authorities.

The shooting was reported Thursday on Phyllis Avenue in New Smyrna Beach.

Police say transformers blew outside Christopher Graham's home, startling him out of bed.

Graham went outside and fired one shot, police said.

Graham was arrested on a charge of discharging a firearm in public.


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