COUNCIL BLUFFS ,Iowa (AP) — Council Bluffs Police say a bullet someone fired into the air wounded a 7-year-old boy who was watching fireworks with his grandparents.
When the boy started crying and complaining about shoulder pain Saturday night, his grandparents initially thought he’d been hurt by fireworks.READ MORE: 'Don't Look At Me': Armed Robber Casually Walks Into Minneapolis Home In Broad Daylight
But while treating the wound, the boy’s grandmother discovered a bullet in the wound, which was about ¼-inch deep.READ MORE: Spartans Beat Gophers 75-67 In Big 10 Opener
Police say the .223-caliber bullet was likely fired in another location and hit the boy’s shoulder as it fell.
The boy was treated at a local hospital and released.MORE NEWS: Jazz Shoot Past Wolves 136-104 For 5th Straight Win
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