Seriously? 70-year-old bullet wound kills man [PHOTO]

By Tashi Singh

Seriously? 70-year-old bullet wound kills man [PHOTO],  A bullet that wounded Chicago resident Tom Buchanan as a young man took 70 years to kill him. Buchanan died on Sunday from complications from the bullet that he carried in his belly for over seven decades.

He was 87 years old.

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Cook County Medical Examiner's office spokesman Frank Shuftan said Thursday, after an autopsy revealed that the "gunshot ultimately caused the complications to his abdomen that ultimately killed him."

Buchanan started talking about a pain in his gut on Saturday, according to media reports. At 11:18 a.m. the next day, Buchanan was pronounced dead at Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, according to the medical examiner's office.

The shooting was apparantly never reported to authorities and Shuftan says the office has no record of the incident.

Buchanan's heart disease was also listed as a contributing factor in his death.