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.

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But while treating the wound, the boy’s grandmother discovered a bullet in the wound, which was about ¼-inch deep.

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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.

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