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Baby Wounded By July 4 Celebratory Gunfire In St. Petersburg

Floridians could add more sparkle to the Fourth of July and two other holidays, under the latest attempt to water down the state’s prohibition against fireworks.
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Police warn that celebrating the Fourth of July with gunfire can cause injuries and property damage.

By Carl Lisciandrello

St. Petersburg Police reported two incidents involving celebratory July 4 gunfire, including a baby who was wounded by an errant bullet.

Police say a 2-month-old child was wounded Thursday around 9:45 p.m. at the 300 block of Kingfish Drive SE. The baby, being held by his mother under a gazebo when grazed by the falling bullet, suffered a minor superficial wound and was treated at a local hospital.

Meanwhile, another bullet fell through the roof and ceiling of a home and into the living room at the 3800 block of Queensboro Ave S. Nobody was injured, police say.