TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – Delray Beach Police believe a woman was struck by celebratory gunfire on the Fourth of July after she thought she was struck by a stray firework.
According to police on Twitter, on July 4, around 9 p.m., a woman was treated at a hospital for an arm wound.
Police say the woman thought she had been struck by a stray firework, but doctors determined she had been struck by a bullet, which was lodged in her arm.
The woman’s injuries are non-life threatening.
Police believe the victim was struck by celebratory gunfire in the area.
“At this time, we would like to remind everyone that it is never a good idea to fire guns into the air,” the tweet reads.