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Stray Bullet Hits Boy While Watching Fireworks in Arlington

The Arlington Police Department says a 12-year-old boy sustained a non-life-threatening gunshot wound to his neck while outside looking at fireworks.

At around 12:20 am this morning, Arlington police and paramedics responded to the 200 block of Roberts Circle to investigate a shooting. They located the juvenile victim at the scene and transported him to a local hospital.

Family members tell police they all went outside to watch a nearby fireworks display when suddenly the boy was struck by a stray bullet. “At this point, it’s unclear where the bullet came from,” said Arlington PD.

He was taken to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The investigation is ongoing.

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