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7-Year-Old Boy Hit by Bullet Fired into Jacksonville Home

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Posted at 8:09 AM, Feb 20, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-20 08:09:00-05

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - A 7-year-old Jacksonville boy is recovering from a gunshot wound after a bullet was fired into his home.

The Florida Times-Union reports (https://goo.gl/2aOsOl ) that neighbors heard several gunshots Sunday morning and an upstairs bedroom window had a bullet hole. The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office said the boy was taken to a hospital by a guardian.

WTLV spoke to the boy's family, who said he was grazed in the back and might need stitches, but was expected to recover.

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