Friday, July 6, 2012

Woman killed by stray bullet at city's Fourth of July fireworks show

A 34-year-old Lansing, Michigan woman was at Adado Riverfront Park waiting for the city's Fourth of July fireworks show when she was struck in the head by a stray bullet.
Police were first notified at 9:45 p.m. that the woman was having a seizure. It wasn't until after she arrived at the hospital that it was discovered she had been shot. She died of her injuries the next morning.
Police are confident that the bullet that killed her was not fired from within the park.
At the request of her family, the woman's name has not yet been released.
Mayor Virg Bernero issued a statement calling the shooting "a senseless act of violence." He added that "it is a shock to us all that something like this could happen after we took such extensive precautions to keep everyone safe. Yet an innocent bystander was still killed by the reckless discharge of a firearm."
Police do not have any suspects and are asking anyone with information to please contact them.

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